Moran Place is located in Dresden,TN. Built by John Williamson Moran for his wife Sophia Riley Gunn. The house used a modified design of George Barber's Cottage no. 36 from his Cottage Souvenir Book No. 2. Construction began in 1895 but was put on hold when Sophia Moran became ill. She died Oct. 7 1895. A few months after her death construction resumed. This blog is about the history of the Moran family & their life at Moran Place. Money is fleeting, History is forever.
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.