Located in Dresden TN, Moran Place was built by J.W. Moran for his wife Sophia Riley Gunn. It's a modified design of George Barber's Cottage no. 36 from Book No. 2. Construction began in early 1895 but put on hold when Sophia became Ill and died Oct 7 1895. Construction resumed a few months later. The items presented here are from Moran Place.
Monday, December 26, 2011
The Perfection Student Lamp, Patented 1880
Perfection Student Lamp, nickel plated, patent 1880.
Still in perfect working order!
This kerosene lamp belonged to John Williamson Moran. It is a Perfect Student Lamp, nickel plated, and the oil fount is a beautiful emerald green color. If you're lucky enough to find an oil lamp from that time period most of them have been electrified and the original glass domes are missing or have been replaced. This one however is in excellent working condition, with all original parts and has not been electrified.
John Williamson Moran
Being a businessman & banker I can imagine J.W. Moran at his desk in the evenings pouring over bank statements and correspondence as well as reading the newspaper and the latest edition of the Confederate Veteran by the light of his desk lamp.