ADAMS TEMPLE / APPLESAUCE KEROSENE STAND LAMP, apple green, in two sections, the original molded font with tree-form figures in arches to shoulder fits into the four-column temple-form base, faintly embossed on edge of platform below the columns "PATENTED MARCH 20 1883 JULY 25 1882", period brass No. 2 collar with shoulder plate and Miller Venus burner. Adams & Co. Introduced 1883. 13 1/8" H to top of collar, 7 1/4" D foot.Literature:
Thuro - Oil Lamps 3
, p. 89, fig. d.Provenance:
.Jeffrey S, Evans & Associates, 10/17/2015, lot 470.
Ex-collection of Dr. Larry McCallister, Muncie, IN.
Undamaged except for a shallow chip and area of mold roughness to the interior of the font seat, all of which is hidden by the font and probably as made.