Antique Veritas Oil Lamp, with Stunning Cranberry Shade. Marked of the wick adjuster'Lamp D. Pat, 40045, Veritas' and also'Hawksley - London' to the shade screw.Produced as a lamp, but also used as a church altar / pulpit heater. Originally an oil lamp, but now converted to electricity, with British bayonet bulb fitted and vintage style corded flex. Unusual to retrain the original beautiful and substantial sculptured Cranberry glass shade.
Dated around 1880 - 1900. Good used condition for age. Some tarnishing, wear, pitting and scratches to the brass base and some small edge chips the shade, but no cracks. Veritas Efsca Works, 84&5 Edward Street Parade, Birmingham, taken over by Valor, Falk Stadelmann & Co.
Falk, Stadelmann and Co Ltd. Of 91 Farringdon Road, London, EC1. It is not known if he was, in those six years, working for Stadelmann' s from Germany on his own account, or for the previous four years in Germany for a firm called Ungers in England. 1885 Salomon Falk was granted permission to give up his Wurttenberg nationality and to live permanently in England.1887 The directors of Falk, Stadelmann and Co were Mr S. Guiterman, Chairman, Salomon Falk, Managing Director, and Bernhardt Thurnauer, permanent Director. Incorporated as a limited company. 1888 Glass manufacturers and importers of gasfittings, paraffin lamps, glasses, chimneys, gas burners. 1914 Manufacturers of all material used in connection with lighting and heating. Specialities: oil lamps, gas mantles, electric lamps. Falk, Stadelmann developed into the largest oil lamp company in Britain, taking over famous names like James Hinks and Son around 1920. The brand was to became a major name in the interwar years in the UK, when Falk, Stadelmann marketed all kinds of wick and candle lamps.
1928 Incorporated as a public company. Veritas Incandescent Mantle Works at Wandsworth. Veritas-Efesca Works in Birmingham, producing electrical switches and appliances.The proprietary works in London making Efescaphone wireless sets and components. Also a controlling interest in works at Rainhill making cooking and heating appliances (presumably Stoves Ltd). In the 1930s the firm employed around 3,000 people.
1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Veritas Perfection and Quick Meal Oil Cooking Stoves. Blue Boy and Blue Ace Oil Stoves. Cooking Stoves for caravan use. During and after WW2, Falk, Stadelmann needed to find new ways to compete with the two largest lantern manufacturers in the UK the Tilley Lamp Co and Willis and Bates.Mr Max Falk has retired from the chairmanship of the Company, but retains his seat on the Board. Mr Gustav Falk has been appointed chairman of the Company, and will retain his position as joint managing director. 1961 Manufacturers of incandescent gas mantles, electric cables; electric bells and bell indicators, neon luminous cable signs; lighting fixtures; industrial light reflectors; heating and cooking appliances for gas, electricity and petroleum. 1962 Falk, Stadelmann and Co changed its name to Falks Ltd.
Falk Stadelmann' s final decline occurred after poor trading years in the late 1960s. This item is in the category "Collectables\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps". The seller is "andrew_frost7r3b" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, 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, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay.