Drawing inspiration from the original piece, decisions are made of how to transform it into a fully functional lamp, while retaining it's "soul".  The process of hand-fitting new, and high-quality, lamp components can take several days, due to custom bending, shaping, and fabricating.  The finishing process for each Heirloom lamp requires test fitting, modifying, assembling, disassembling, more modifying, and final assembly.

Every Heirloom lamp we make is either a one-of-a-kind,  exclusive, or limited production lamp.   When we build a new Heirloom Lamp, it will be offered here as either an Exclusive Creation, or Limited Production, lamp. The initial buyer of an Heirloom, first-run lamp determines it’s exclusivity.

If a buyer chooses the higher priced, Exclusive Creation, option, Artifacturing Construct will never craft any additional lamps of the same design, making it truly one-of-a-kind.  However, when an initial buyer purchases a first-run Heirloom Lamp at a discounted, Limited Edition price, that style is no longer exclusive, and Artifacturing Construct may build, and offer for sale, up to four additional lamps of the same design.

Cabin Heater floor lamp  - 4 available (by order) -

Perfection kerosene space heaters were practically a mainstay in American home heating, from the late 1800s, well into the 1950s.  The model 730 was produced from mid-1940s, to about 1980.  Due to the flame sight-window on this particular version, it most likely was made in the 1960s.  The flame was created via a large wick, controlled by a knob located on the lower part of the heater.

This classic came to us in non-usable condition (at least, no longer usable as a space heater), but still packed with mid-century charm.  It was obvious that its reincarnation was destined to be a rustic floor lamp.  Our first task was to remove all dirt, soot, and loose rust, without disturbing its incredible patina.  Once that was accomplished, the entire heater and components were coated with a clear, satin finish enamel, inside and out, to prevent further rusting.  A simulated stovepipe (made from two inch PVC, thick-wall pipe) was anchored to the top of the heater, with a triple-socket head set at the top.  An empire shade, with the appearance of being soot-covered, was added to complete the look.

The appealing, warm, flickering glow, (that was once created with a kerosene flame), is now recreated with a long-life, 110 volt, LED flickering flame bulb.  The effect is mesmerizing (check out the video below).  The three included upper LED bulbs are turned on and off with a pull-chain, attached near the top of the "stovepipe".  The lower "flame" LED bulb (which can be made to flicker or remain steady) is turned on and off by rotating the original wick adjustment knob, near the bottom of the heater.  The upper LED bulbs produce a total light output equivalent to three 60 watt incandescent bulbs.  When all four (upper and lower) lamps are lit, they draw less than 35 watts, total!

Features

  • Electrical: 110 volt AC
  • 3-socket, upper lamp assembly (includes three LED bulbs)
  • Single socket mounted within heater chamber (LED flame-flicker bulb included)
  • Top switch: On/Off pull chain
  • Lower switch (flame bulb): On/Off, controlled by "wick adjuster" knob
  • Shade included
  • 10-year warranty

Limited Production price:  $299  (plus shipping)  - 4 available (by order) -

- up to four more similarly constructed/styled Cabin Heater floor lamps are available upon order -

PLEASE NOTE:  As we create new Heirloom Lamp designs, we offer the  first-run of each design as an Exclusive Creation, or Limited Production, purchase.  If the initial buyer opts for an Exclusive Creation purchase, Artifacturing Construct will not build any additional lamps of that design, making it truly a one-of-a-kind creation.  The initial buyer of a first-run, Heirloom lamp, may choose the Limited Production purchase option for the discounted cost shown, and Artifacturing Construct may build, and offer for sale, up to four additional lamps of the same design.

If an Exclusive Creation purchase option is not offered, it is a Limited Production lamp, with a maximum of five lamps, of the same design, available from Artifacturing Construct.

Ball jar and Button lamp  -AVAILABLE-

This half-gallon Ball canning jar, (ca. 1910), came to us already converted to a lamp.  It had a single, inexpensive socket mounted onto the zinc lid, with no harp or shade.  We carefully cleaned the jar, and each of the old, dirty buttons, greatly enhancing their various colors, as well as highlighting the beauty of this jar's famous blue tint.

The jar was about two-thirds full of the vintage buttons.  Rather than adding modern buttons to "top it off", we created a void space in the center of the jar, using a section of PVC pipe, which creates the illusion of being full.  To further enhance the charm of the old buttons, small holes were drilled into the pipe, and a permanent LED tube light bulb was fitted within the PVC pipe, allowing the light to shine through  the buttons.  The socket, mounted on the lid, was replaced with a high-quality, 3-way rotary switch, permitting the lower bulb to be lit, the upper bulb lit, both bulbs lit, or both bulbs off.

Finally, a new, antique-style, cloth-look, twisted-wire lamp cord, (complete with polarized, antique-style plug), was installed.

 Features

  • Electrical: 110 volt AC
  • Switch: 3-way rotary in socket (lower only, upper only, both upper & lower, off)
  • Permanent, LED tube bulb in jar, and replaceable LED bulb are included
  • Half-gallon Ball canning jar, with zinc lid, originally made between 1900 and 1910 (has "triple L" logo)
  • Antique-style, cloth-look, twisted-wire cord, with polarized, antique-style plug
  • Choice of shade included
  • 10-year warranty

Exclusive Creation price:  $245 (shipping to the lower U.S., included) -AVAILABLE-

Limited Production price:  $165 (plus shipping) -AVAILABLE-

PLEASE NOTE:  As we create new Heirloom Lamp designs, we offer the  first-run of each design as an Exclusive Creation, or Limited Production, purchase.  If the initial buyer opts for an Exclusive Creation purchase, Artifacturing Construct will not build any additional lamps of that design, making it truly a one-of-a-kind creation.  The initial buyer of a first-run, Heirloom lamp, may choose the Limited Production purchase option for the discounted cost shown, and Artifacturing Construct may build, and offer for sale, up to four additional lamps of the same design.

If an Exclusive Creation purchase option is not offered, it is a Limited Production lamp, with a maximum of five lamps, of the same design, available from Artifacturing Construct.

Examples of our Heirloom lamps that found a home . . .

Front view 01 Heirloom AP76
- SOLD - Mid to late 1950s Sunbeam Coffeemaster AP76, Heirloom lamp (ser.# 20150217) - $425 --SOLD--

Sunbeam AP76 Coffeemaster - SOLD -

  • Electrical: 110 volt
  • Switches: Dual - pull chain & dimmer integrated in Brew Strength dial
  • Dimmable LED bulb included
  • Choice of shade included
  • 10-year, unlimited warranty

Exclusive Production price:  $425 - SOLD -

- This design is exclusive (one-of-a-kind), and no longer available -

Customer photo of C30A Sunbeam CoffeeMaster Heirloom lamp in their home
- SOLD - Customer photo of C30A Sunbeam Heirloom lamp

Sunbeam C30A Dual-chamber

FEATURES

  • Electrical: 110 volt
  • Switch: Integrated into original HIGH / LOW control
  • LED bulb included
  • Choice of shade included
  • 10-year, unlimited warranty

Limited Production price:  $250 - 4 available (by order) -

- up to four more similarly constructed/styled "C30A" lamps are available upon order -

As we craft new Heirloom lamps, we'll showcase them here - Please check back.

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