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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.   August 31st 1874 on the lower body.

New wick installed 

Condition - very good, clean tin with no rust. Oiled finish 
No visible condition issues 
Overall a nice unique rare model that is display ready.

** has not been oil  tested **

Bridgeport Brass Company 1874 patent ( locking globe ears )

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