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Early Electric Lamps

Although electricity was available in places like New York City as early as 1882, it was considered an unreliable new technology.  Thus, some the earliest electric lighting fixtures used a combination of gas and electric. By 1900, however, electricity had been refined and some of the most important electric lamp makers of the twentieth century had begun production on their electric lamps.

Electric lamps produced around the turn of the century are often considered very desirable, especially lamps that can be attributed to a specific maker. Electric lamps made by Tiffany Studios, Handel, Pairpoint, Stickley, and Dirk Van Erp are very collectible and often sell for thousands of dollars.

If you have an old electric lamp you would like to know more about, send us an email with a picture of it and we’d be happy to give you our opinion and make a purchase offer.

If you aren’t sure what kind of old lamp you have, ask us about it! We’re always happy tell our customers more about their old lamps.

Here are some frequently asked questions about early electric lamps:

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Also see:  Tiffany Studios, Handel, Pairpoint, Duffner and Kimberly, Roycroft, Chicago Mosaic, Riviere Studios, J.A. Whaley, Wilkinson