Oil Lamps

Identifying Hemingray made oil lamps

Almost all Hemingray made lamps have a double ring around the collar. Lots of other lamp manufactures used the same double ring. This is just the first step in identifying a Hemingray made lamp. It is also possible that the ring has been replaced over the years.


Next thing to look for is a seam between the bowl and neck. There are no one piece Stand or footed finger Hemingray lamps. Again Just because a lamp has a 2 ringed collar and is not 1 piece does not make it Hemingray. Just helps narrow things down.


If the lamp is a finger lamp or footed finger lamp it will have a loopy handle or a Covington style handle that is attached to the bowl. The handle will never be molded in to the bowl, with the exception of the newly discovered "Extended Style Handle" found on the plain bowl footed finger lamp . Hemingray handles have a distinct look.

Loopy handel
Loopy Handle
Covington style handel
Covington Style Handle
Extended style handel
Extended Style Handle

Some Hemingray lamps have a grooved base or "Drip catcher base" as the lamp collectors call it. Not a requirement to be Hemingray but is one more way to ID them

Drip Carcher Base

It is best to stick to known Hemingray made lamps. This is just a guide to show common characteristics . There are photos of Hemingray made lamps on my lamps photos page.

Hemingray Lamp

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