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Hoves and Burlet Ltd, maker of lantern
« on: February 13, 2007, 07:35:52 PM »
I research of the news on a business that was installed to Birmingham:  HOVES AND BURLEY LTD, last address : 24-30 Bishop Street – Birmingham - UK, and that was makers of lamps and of blow lamps.
This brand worked for the government UK during the Great War (1914/1918)
I have a vintage circular oil lantern of this brand (Hight 11.81 inches,  diameter 6.69 inches stamped model 69 or 96 and marqued 1916)
I would wish to arrive to know his usage or has to rediscover his exact reference in a manufacturer’s catalog
A friend has me says that this lamp was used in the old prison of Birmingham? 
Also the burner is absent. I think that the oil tank is square and measures 3.82 inches
Do you know a shop in order to rediscover/to obtain an old/ second hand hand complet burner on the same mark ?
Photograph of this lantern at you disposal if a reader furnish me his email adress
More details welcome
Be indulgent for my bad english

Fabian Steadman

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Re: Hoves and Burlet Ltd, maker of lantern
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 10:51:58 AM »
The company that made this is called Howes and Burley and the better description is probable oil lamp. You will find plenty of references on Google.
try these links:

Good luck.