Duffner And Kimberly Lamp

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Here is a nice DUFFNER and KIMBERLY lamp. Nice colors and shade measures 18" and has 2 heat lines. The base stands 21. 5" high and has those good old rare working early HUBBELL SOCKETS with the mica insulator with acorn chain pulls. A really nice and performing lamp.

THE DUFFNER AND KIMBERLY LAMP CO. STARTED IN NEW YORK, 11 WEST WEST 32ND
STREET, IN 1905 BY FRANK DUFFNER AND OLIVER KIMBERLY AND THE VERY TALENTED
DESIGNER H. T. HOWARD.
D&K COMPANIES PHILOSOPHY WAS TO OFFER LIGHTING
FIXTURES IN THE PUREST PERIOD STYLES FOR THE FINEST RESIDENCES THEY CHOSE TO
COMPETE DIRECTLY AGAINST TIFFANY STUDIOS. WHY IS SO LITTLE KNOWN ABOUT THIS FINE
CO ? D&K EXISTED FOR A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME, 1905 BUT BY 1913 WENT BANKRUPT.
THE RECESSION OF 1908 BADLY HURT SALES FOR OPULENT EXPENSIVE ITEMS. IN 1906 THE
D&K WISTERIA FLOOR LAMP COST $550 WHILE THE TIFFANY STUDIOS WISTERIA SOLD
FOR $480. NOTE, BY COMPARISON A NEW MODEL A FORD OF THAT YEAR COST $450. TODAY
D&K LAMPS ARE LIKE TIFFANY STUDIOS, HIGHLY COLLECTABLE AND IN GREAT DEMAND
WHILE COMMANDING HIGH PRICES.