I bought a few things, just for a change! I spotted the silver and brass miners lamp. It's 1940s and JH Naylor Ltd Wigan is engraved on it.
I've put it next to my brass M&Q safety lamp made in Ecckles 1977. I have been looking for another one for a while and never expected to find one here in West Cork.
You never know what you might find on a carboot sale do you?
Are those carbide? They are in nice shape. Tim saw one new that he wanted. The dealer said 'that one's mine but I have more.' He did. All of them terribly corroded. Nice find!ReplyDelete
One is brass and the other one is brass and aluminium or steel. I am pleased you like them. I think miners are amazing and incredibly brave people.ReplyDelete
I would never want to be one, that's for sure.ReplyDelete
They are salt of the earth Debby. My great Irish grandfather worked in lead and tin mines here in West Cork. It must be where I get my digging Gene's from? Thankfully it's above ground on the vegetable plot!ReplyDelete
Great finds Dave. I love your two lamps.ReplyDelete
Thanks Rachel. They are different and like old buildings and farm machinery I always wonder what stories could they tell. I seem to pick up on the pyschometry of old things.ReplyDelete
They look great. I would love those too.ReplyDelete
Mighty fine lamps. A good find. Nice to have fun and find treasuresReplyDelete
Yes they're beauties JayCee. I must get out the Brasso and polish them up.ReplyDelete
Yes Linda a good find and a ride out on a Autumn morning.ReplyDelete
You might find Jesus selling sandals. The miner's lamp was a great find! Well spotted!ReplyDelete
Well we always meet interesting people YP. I was talking about George Orwell and The Road To Wigan Pier to the miners lamp sellers this morning. I thought you would like the lamp. It's a beautiful industrial artefact of our heritage .ReplyDelete
I love those old lamps and wish I had the lamps that my grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather used to light their way when they were down in the bowels of the earth.Delete
Those lamps sound like long lost friends shedding light and keeping your ancestors safe underground YP. I would imagine you would find miners lamps in antique shops in former mining areas like Barnsley? There's plenty on Ebay but the postage looks expensive.ReplyDelete