Does anyone make these repo? Or even better does anyone specialise in selling second hand ones? Or know of somewhere selling a set?
Am trying to locate a pair.
Then to, does anyone know what was Jno Brown's full name or real name? Jno. is normally Junior in old family names.
I had always understood it to be an abbreviation for Jonathan. Google seems to confirm that.
For new lamps - not cheap!!!
Interesting site. I had been looking for a gas generator for my 1912 White.
Hi Mike... I did try them but umm YES not cheap is an under statement!!!
Hoping to pay a little less than that
Any other ideas...do you guys have many lamps turn up at your swap meets over there still?
Chickasha Ok swap in 3 weeks will be full of all kinds of brass
My three primary hobbies are, anything automotive, woodworking and genealogy. "Jno" is short for John. I know it seems silly to abbreviate a four letter name, but this is the case. I have many, many people in my line named John, including myself. I have found quite a number of them that used "Jno." when signing their name. I seeems to have fallen from favor early in the 20th century. The Google source is the first time that I have seen it used for Jonathan, though it is possible, but uncommon.
They sell on ebay every so often. Usually expensive! Here's one from a couple weeks ago:
I'm not aware of anyone producing this entire lamp, but Vintage Brassworks makes excellent reproduction doors, door jambs, back covers, and reflectors for this light. The equity pieces are of course the chimneys and the main housings, both of which are especially prone to stress cracking. If you wind-up purchasing these lights as misc. parts, you may encounter some component changes worth noting. For instance, the earlier 19's do not have the 3 screw reflector mounting in the back cover...reflectors on this style are soldered in place with tabs from the inside of the lamp. Door hinges may be rectangular like the part shown on Ebay, or the more common style hinge which has an hour-glass like shape to it. I've never seen one, but I also understand some 19's had square air inlet ducts at the bottom, versus the hemispherical style per the Ebay lamp. Best Luck to you finding these, as they are very tough to locate. I went with a full compliment of Brown lights on my 12 project because I think they are the most handsom of the 4 styles offered back then. Also heard from a couple of reliable T sources, that Ford used Brown sparingly as a lamp and generator resource, since the Brown components were more costly than the E&Js, Victors, or the Corcorans.
The Brown lamps are made in Columbus, Ohio. Where did Jno. Brown live? He is not on the census there. I looked to try to determine his real name. His name is John K. Brown on some lamps. Columbus does not seem to have any historical information on the lamp company.