Colonial Era Welcome Window Lamps - Flickering Oil Lamps

Historic homes in this area of Pennsylvania often feature candles or lamps in the windows (especially those with 4 over 4 or 3 over 3 glazed sash windows). It is thought that this was done all the way back through colonial times to signal a welcome house - visitors would have a warm and cheery stay. Well it certainly looks picturesque and features in many a classic painting scene and postcard. These homes typically have stone walls and very deep window sills as a result - plenty of room to decorate and illuminate!

Historic homes in this area of Pennsylvania often feature candles or lamps in the windows (especially those with 4 over 4 or 3 over 3 glazed sash windows). It is thought that this was done all the way back through colonial times to signal a welcome house - visitors would have a warm and cheery stay. Well it certainly looks picturesque and features in many a classic painting scene and postcards. These homes typically have stone walls and very deep window sills as a result - plenty of room to decorate and illuminate. The hard part was finding a suitable lamp holder and bulb, along with the narrower diameter glass chimneys for these antique lamps. With all this coming together prototypes were soon built and tested with a time for automatic daily on and off cycles.






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