Wells single torch lamp1900
WELLS Single Torch Lamp. Manufactured by Henry Wallwork & Co Ironfounders, Manchester, England.
Used in Mining (not coal) and also used by British Railways as fog lamps.
Made by A. C. Wells & Co. of Manchester, England (Arthur Collings Wells (A. C. Wells) founded the company in 1879 in Manchester, England. The company consisted of the Wells Mechanics Shop and the Wells Unbreakable Pulley Works. During the period of 1883 to 1900, the company applied for numerous patents dealing with industrial and domestic lighting systems and used these patents to produce a wide variety of oil lamps. It is thought the cast iron lamps were manufactured for Wells by the firm Ironfounders Henry Wallwork & Co. also in Manchester while Wells' Co. handled the sales and marketing of the lamps out of offices in both Manchester and London. A characteristic of all Wells' lamps is that the name in bold lettering is cast into the body of the lamp. The Wells Co. went out of business in the late 1930s.
PATENT WELLS SINGLE TORCH LAMP, A.C. WELLS & CO. NO. on one side and STRENGTH DURABILITY TRADE MARK on other. Threaded hook filling top.