Offered for sale;
Late 19th century Weiss portable ophthalmic lamp as illustrated in the John Weiss & Son 1898 catalogue.
The nickel plated iron outer case with badge to the lid
J. WEISS & SON
*2 STRAND LONDON
The tiny oil lamp with gilt and bronzed brass finish designed to be used like a hand held torch, the font unscrews for filling, chained cap covers the wick in transit.
The chimney shroud with bullseye condenser front lens, the back with screw on covered convex glass.
The outer case a stable stand for the lamp with oil storage.
Light rust and surface wear to the plated outer case otherwise all in excellent working condition.
Height of lamp set up 5,3/4″ or 146mm,
weight 280 grams
Ask the Dealer
As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.