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Rare Antique Ruby Candle Darkroom Lamp, Box, Vive Camera

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This is a rare unique antique triangular candle darkroom lamp from the late 1800s. There are many kerosene and oil lamps from that era, but very few candle lamps. I would not be surprised if this is the only candle lamp listed on the internet. This is called the 'Ruby Candle Lamp', and was made by the Vive Camera Company who were in operation in the late 1800s. The Vive camera company's home office was in Chicago, Illinois, but originated in London England. This darkroom candle lamp comes with the original box, which in addition to the Chicago address, lists New York City and London England on the front of the box. This candle lamp is made of tin, and needs to be disassembled to place it in the box. I have nothing to compare the condition of this candle lamp against. I have not cleaned this candle lamp, but instead have left it in it's original condition, which includes the candle wax residue on the glass. I am also including the original candle that came with this candle lamp. This candle lantern also comes with a piece of clear and a piece of red glass. If you are curious the hole in the top of the lantern is to provide ventilation so that the candle does not extinguish. The original box is included with this candle lamp, which has some wear, but functions well. The previous owner has placed cellophane tape on 2 of the corners of the bottom of the box. Two of the corners of the lid of the box are separated, and there is some slight separation in the sides of the lid. There are also a few small stains in the lid of the box. Please see all of the photographs for more information on this candle lamp, and candle lamp box.

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Rare Antique Ruby Candle Darkroom Lamp, Box, Vive Camera


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: metal, tin, glass
  • Only ships within United States.
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