Benson copper and brass, telescopic standard oil lamp. An original condition standard oil lamp in need of some minor restoration and polishing. The screws that hold the font on are wood screws with brass caps. When I bought this quite a few years ago it had small straight screw headed bolts holding the font on but the holes had become to large for them.
I was intending to find some small thick brass washers to go under the screw caps. I did wonder if it should have a brass ring for the font to drop into, to which the leaves could be screwed. I haven't been able to unscrew the brass ball at the bottom of the tube, it will need some heat applying to release it, so I was unable to remove the inner brass tube. It has the BENSON stamp on the base, and PATENT stamped on the tightening ring. It measures approximately 49"(125cm) high at its lowest up to 67"(170cm) when fully extended.
The Eltax burner is newer than the lamp. The item "WAS BENSON STANDARD COPPER AND BRASS TELESCOPIC OIL LAMP" is in sale since Monday, February 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Lamps\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "este-mund" and is located in LYDBROOK, Gloucestershire.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Bahamas, Colombia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam, Canada.