The latest post from our resident space crab inspired me to share a couple pictures of an antique lamp I own.
My parents bought it over 40 years ago. When they bought it they took it to an antique show hoping to find someone to turn it back into an oil lamp. What they discovered was that it never was an oil lamp.
Apparently it was built by a company that had found themselves with oil lamp parts when the new fangled electricity thing was all the rage. The solution was to build electric lamp components that fit onto the lower portion of an oil lamp.