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Made by Bridgeport Brass Company of Bridgeport, CT 
Made under J.J. Marcy's patents .
Circa 1870s

This company was organized in 1865 to make brass
clock movements, and later made hoopskirt frames, kerosene parlor lamps and the
first successful kerosene bicycle lamp, exhibited at the World’s Fair in
Chicago, in 1893. An offshoot from clock movements was a spring motor-operated
flyfan, forerunner of the modern electric fan; F. R. Wilmot, superintendent,
designed a crude micrometer, and the company also made incandescent lamp
sockets. Bridgeport Brass Company produced the first copper wire strung between
New York and Boston, made many telephonic improvements, features a ‘hard-drawn
wire,’ various alloys of high tensile strength, and was a pioneer in the
adaptation of the electric furnace to the brass industry.

This unique deadflame has rotating ear locks to tighten and release pressure for globe removal.
Bayonet style fount with a unique No.1   flame spreading burner.
Thumbwheel is marked for Bridgeport Brass Company Patent Sept. 2nd 1862 
Frame is only marked PAT. APP'D FOR  on the lower body.

Condition - very good, clean tin with no rust , very light pitting in spots .
Some edge wear / deterioration on the top cap.
Early solder repair on bottom of fount.
Overall a nice unique rare model that is display ready.

** has not been oil  tested **
** item is on  consignment, ships from PA**

Bridgeport Brass Co ( patent applied model ) Unique dead flame

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