Fostoria | American | Hurricane Lamp

Hurricane Lamp – Complete


Item Number:  459
Height:  12”
Production Dates:  1939-1943 and 1953-1958

Fostoria | American | Hurricane LampThe Hurricane Lamp, in its complete and original form, is truly a special find.  The complete Hurricane Lamp consists of two pieces – the Base, and the Chimney.  While one could certainly use the base without the chimney, it is not considered complete without the two original pieces.  The base is rather substantial; however, the chimney is fragile.

The Hurricane Lamp is one of those items in the American line that was made for a short period of time, then taken out of production.  It came back to life in 1953, and had a production run for another six years.  During that time a consumer had three options – buy a complete Hurricane Lamp, buy just the Hurricane Lamp Base, or only purchase the Hurricane Lamp Chimney.  Therefore, it is entirely possible to find the American Hurricane Base being used with a different chimney, and vice-versa.  Since the items were sold separately, people could use and display them as they wished.

When buying these pieces; however, you should be aware of how a “Fostoria American Hurricane Lamp” is often listed on eBay and other online auction sites.  Many times a seller will list their item as a Fostoria American Hurricane Lamp and Chimney, when it is not.  In most instances, they only have the Hurricane Lamp Base – not the Hurricane Chimney (which is harder to find).  Before making a purchase, I recommend reviewing the pictures and descriptions of the two separate items (Base and Chimney) to guarantee that you are purchasing an original Fostoria American Hurricane Lamp.

As an eBay Partner, I may be compensated if you make a purchase on eBay.  The following link shows available Hurricane Lamps on eBay.

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