EAPC Oil Lamp
EAPC Oil Lamp

Oil Lamp – EAPC

Dimensions: 6.25″ dia at widest x 18″ high with Clear with Beaded Trim Globe*, 18.5″ high with Torches & Wreaths Globe*.
Brass-Threaded Base: 1 3/16″ dia collar opening.
Glass-threaded Base: 1.25″ dia collar opening.
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Known Colors:Crystal
Other Names:Kerosene Lamp, Sewing Lamp
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Notes:Issued with two different globes: Clear with Beaded Trim and Torches & Wreaths (Diana)
and two different bases: – Brass-Threaded and Glass-Threaded.

Anchor Hocking’s Early American Prescut Oil Lamp is perhaps the most coveted and prized piece in the EAPC line. It was issued with two different bases, one that is brass-threaded and another that is glass-threaded. We’re pretty certain that the globe on the lamps sold by Anchor Hocking was Clear with a Beaded Trim and the globe on lamps sold by Lamplight Farms was Torches and Wreaths, aka Diana.

The EAPC oil lamp bases were made by Anchor Hocking. The clear globe with beaded trim may have been made by Anchor Hocking as well. However, the burners were not.

EAPC Oil Lamp Burners – How to Replace

Original brass-threaded EAPC oil lamps had burners made by Eagle installed, but you can use #2 Brass or Brass-Plated Oil Lamp Burners, aka Eagle-style or Queen Anne-style, by other companies as well. The EAPC oil lamp’s collar diameter is 1 3/16″.

If you’re planning to light your oil lamp and there are any issues with the condition of its current burner (wick turner doesn’t turn smoothly, one or more tines are broken, tines don’t hold the chimney securely, the burner is corroded), I recommend you replace the old burner with a brand new one for safety’s sake. You can always keep the original Eagle burner in your collection for completeness – I just wouldn’t use the old burner.

Original glass-threaded EAPC oil lamp bases also had Eagle burners. However, the glass-threaded bases have a little larger collar than the brass-threaded, so a #2 burner is too small. You’ll need a burner that fits a 1.25″ collar. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find a replacement option yet. Please leave a comment with details if you do.

EAPC Oil Lamp Globes – How to Replace

Two different chimneys were sold with Early American Prescut oil lamps: a clear globe with beaded trim and a clear globe decorated in white with torches and wreaths. The former chimney was issued on oil lamps sold by Anchor Hocking and the latter globe, sometimes called Diana, came with lamps sold by Lamplight Farms.

When shopping for an EAPC oil lamp, it’s common to find them with a different style chimney or even with no globe at all. Fear not, both original-style chimneys are still in production, so they’re easily replaced. Look for globes with a 3″ fitter, aka 3″ diameter base. I have two different globes – and am looking for more – so I can change my oil lamps’ look depending on my mood or the season.

Mysterious Origin of the EAPC Oil Lamp

The origin of the EAPC Oil Lamp is a mystery. It does not appear in any Anchor Hocking catalogs through 1979, though two similar oil lamps without the star do. It’s possible that Anchor Hocking only produced the Oil Lamp by order for other companies.

We know that EAPC oil lamps were sold at one time by Lamplight Farms – a friend found a box to prove it – and by Macy’s Department stores – some collectors remember seeing them there. I just keep hoping the oil lamp will turn up in the next Anchor Hocking catalog I find so I can solve the mystery!

EAPC Oil Lamp Availability

Today you’re unlikely to find a new Oil Lamp unless it’s new old stock (NOS). They’re usually priced at $100 to $250 regardless of condition or age – and then there are shipping charges if you’re buying online. Because new burners and globes are easy to find, if you find a good deal on a lamp whose base is in good condition, grab it while you can! You can always replace the burner and chimney.

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