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    Unusual 1876 Centennial Bell Lamp Base This table lamp, featuring a metal base shaped like the Liberty Bell, was made by the Benedict and Burnham Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut. First displayed at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia to showcase American metalware, the base was made to attach to different style founts. This lamp is in exceptional condition with the period fount made of frosted glass with a clear glass design. A lamp similar to this one was donated and shipped to the Smithsonian just after the Centennial Exposition closed in 1876.

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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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