Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2016     Views: 303

Hi,

1. We have digitized the following catalogs from 1916 and 1921?.  You can access the pdf version of the catalogs through the    links below.  Then click on the trade catalog covers.

   Electric and gas portable lamps : Pilabrasgo. Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, 1916    Catalogue ; no. 7

   http://rakow.cmog.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=99381

   Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, Portable electric lamps. [n.d., 1921]67 p. Accompanied by:    Electric portable price list, catalogue no. 20 (1M-2-22-21), 1 folded leaf. Full color catalog of decorated electrolier lamps,    table reading, office, floor, and some hanging lamps.  Catalogue ; no. 20

   http://rakow.cmog.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=40870

2. We also have several microfiche copies of the following catalog, listed as no. 13, which you could borrow by asking your    local library to request to borrow a copy from us. We don't charge for loans.

   Pilabrasgo success oil lamps and decorated vases. Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company,    1916. Description: 47 p. : ill. ; 27 cm Notes: Trade catalog. Factories in Pittsburgh, Swissvale, and Jeannette, Pennsylvania.    Handwritten date: March 1916, on cover. Laid in: Supplement to catalogue no. 13, 1 sheet.

   This catalog was also reprinted in 1982 by Antique & Colonial Lighting.  It may be possible for you to find a copy to purchase    online at used booksellers like Alibris or ABE Books.

3.  Then we have 3 copies of the following catalog, which I have scanned for you and am attaching to this email:

   Reading lamps for all purposes. Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio : Geo. Worthington Company , n.d., ca. 1900-1920?]    Description: 11 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm. Notes: Trade catalog. "Pilabrasgo"--P. [1].

   Geo. Worthington Company was obviously a distributor of these reading lamps, as the name Pilabrasgo was derived form    the abbreviation of the company name, Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Co. For additional copies of this catalog in the Rakow    Library, see copy distributed by Pettingell-Andrews Company (Bib no. 60141) ; and copy with no distributor indicated filed    under Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company (Bib no. 117553). Record Number: 65987

4. We have a microfiche copy you could borrow through your local library of the following:

   Milhender Electric Supply Co., Boston, MA, USA.  The Milhender book of lamps : The Jefferson Company, The                          Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Co.   This is a reprint by Gilded Age Press of a catalog by Milhender, advertising lamps by    Jefferson and Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Co. Catalogue 3

5. We have a microfiche copy of this collection of ads assembled by a researcher you could borrow through your local library:

   Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company.  [Collection of papers], 1898-1943.  (12 items) : ill.Part of a collection of    materials collected and organized by J. Stanley Brothers pertaining to the glass industry and glass objects. Includes    information copied from books and periodical articles, ads, actual copies of newspaper and magazine articles, etc. published    between the late 19th century and the early 1970s.  Successor to Pittsburgh Brass Company, established 1898.  F-13348, 1    sheet.

6. We have a microfiche copy of this (don't own the original catalog) you may be able to borrow through your local library:    Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, [Desk sets].[n.d., 1915-1920?][5] leaves :Trade catalog.     Fragmentary catalog. "Art neuveau (sic) set": p. 5.  Includes 2 lamps. F-8945LG. Microfiche only, original catalog borrowed    for filming.

7.  We have a microfiche copy of this (don't own the original catalog) you may be able to borrow through your local library:    Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, Electric and gas glassware.[1912-1915]80 p. : General manager: Mr. Nicholas Kopp: p. 72. Filmed with: 1) "Imperial Ewer" assortment. 2 p., col. ill. -- 2) Big six assortment. 2 p., col. ill.   Lacks p. 304; p. 13-14, 17-18, 33-34, 63-68, 77-78  mutilated. F-8960LG. Microfiche only, original catalog borrowed for filming. Catalogue ; no. 12

8.   We have a microfiche copy of this (don't own the original catalog) you may be able to borrow through your local library: Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA,  Liberty special portable lamps. 1917.  [6] p. (folder) :  Trade catalog. Lamps with mottled and streaked, bent glass shades. F-8944LG. Microfiche only, original catalog borrowed for filming.

I am also attaching a bibliography of materials on Pittsburgh Lamp, in case you are interested. Please let me know if you need additional help!