An antique brass / bronze firehose lamp made by Merryweather & Sons of London (and stamped MERRYWEATHER LONDON) on later stepped mahogany base.
English, Approx. 1900 / early 20th century.
Information on this old engineering firm can be found on the internet including; "Merryweather & Sons of London was the oldest fire engineering firm in the world and, for many years, the largest. The company sold almost every kind of fire fighting equipment, from uniform buttons and helmets to full-size fire engines and fire floats. It was also the pioneer of steam tram locomotives. So comprehensive was its range of products that its 1905 catalogue of fire-fighting equipment and industrial pumps, ran to 436 pages. The foundation of the company can be traced back to around 1690."
Rewired with 2.5m fabric flex, patinated brass safety-switched lampholder and traditional plug. Pat tested.
Dimensions in inches/cms;
20.25"/51.5cm tall inc. lampholder.
6.5"/19cm square base.
H: 51.5cm W: 19cm D: 19cm
early 20th century.
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