Rare one-of-a-kind Cricklite

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Rare one-of-a-kind Cricklite

Post by Admin on Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:13 pm

I bet my SS check that no one has a Cricklite like this one:

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Post by jnopoinsett on Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:57 am

So what's the word on these? At first glance I thought it was a horrible marriage of Cricklite shades on those spring-loaded 'candles' meant to hold decorative (usually metal fillagree) cone-shaped shades...but the Cricklite markings on the feet sure make me wonder...

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Re: Rare one-of-a-kind Cricklite

Post by Admin on Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:27 am

I can't quite figure out the base either. It could be a modified Cricklite shade holder like the one shown on Graham's website:

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Of course, a plate has been soldered into the center to support the candle stick.

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Re: Rare one-of-a-kind Cricklite

Post by Admin on Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:39 pm

Well, I see the first two "Cricklites" sold. But, would believe the seller has another.

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If it wasn't for the shipping charges, it would be a good investment just to get the Clarke shade with Cricklite brass ring. I wonder how many more he has?

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Re: Rare one-of-a-kind Cricklite

Post by jnopoinsett on Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:02 pm

Note that the connection underneath the base, where the 'candle' attaches is different on this one than on the first pair. Someone must have rigged all of these together.

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Re: Rare one-of-a-kind Cricklite

Post by cadking on Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:11 pm

Jim,
As you could probably tell, I was the high bidder on the single candle lamp. I did need the shade, as well as being very interested in the brass shade ring. The lamp arrived today (on a sunday no less ) and the box was shipped covered in white cloth that was sewn shut and sealed with wax. The box was mailed from India. Now I understand the shipping cost. I wonder now if when India was under British rule if these Cricklite shades were used as everyday lights and modified over the years to hold the spring loaded candle holder. The shade is already on the lamp, and I have taken the base apart. The candle stick is of no use to me, but I would like to see the photos of the shade holders from the UK, but I can't get the link to work. any word on this?

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Re: Rare one-of-a-kind Cricklite

Post by Admin on Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:37 pm

Brian,

Graham said his website will be down for awhile. I assume he is updating it.

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Re: Rare one-of-a-kind Cricklite

Post by cadking on Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:54 am

As you may have noticed since the first one of these candle lamps came onto ebay, I have purchased several of them. I took an original brass shade holder as an example and had some new spidersí laser cut from matching material to the exact size of the originals, and tossed the candle parts. Since my purchase last week I received an email from the seller with the attached photos showing the rest of them. He has 10 more to sell, but at the prices he wants for the items and the shipping, it is not worth the cost. Take a look at the photos and wonder what lamp would have used 15 of these brass rings. And then who spent all that time to make up these candle lamps from the parts?
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