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Hello! Thank you for your question! Below are catalogs that you may be able to download, borrow via Interlibrary Loan through your local library, or request to have scanned:

1. We have digitized the following catalogs from 1916 and ca. 1921. You can access a PDF version of the catalogs through the links below:

Electric and Gas Portable Lamps: Pilabrasgo. Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, 1916. (Catalogue no. 7).

Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, Portable Electric Lamps. [n.d., 1921]. Accompanied by: Electric Portable Price List, Catalogue no. 20 (1M-2-22-21), 1 folded leaf.

2. We also have several microfiche copies of the following catalog, listed as no. 13, which you could borrow by placing an interlibrary loan request through your local library (link to library catalog record):

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

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. We have three versions of the following catalog (links to library catalog records), none of which has not been digitized or filmed, so you would need to request scanned pages from us:

Reading Lamps for All Purposes. Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio: Geo. Worthington Company, [ca. 1900-1920?]. Notes: Trade catalog. "Pilabrasgo"--P. [1].

Geo. Worthington Company was obviously a distributor of these reading lamps, as the name Pilabrasgo was derived from 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, which is filed under Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company (Bib no. 117553).

4. We have a microfiche copy you could request via Interlibrary Loan through your local library of the following:

The Milhender Book of Lamps: The Jefferson Company, The Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Co., n.d. (Note: This is a reprint by Gilded Age Press of a catalog by Milhender.)

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. (Notes: 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 these three catalogs, though we do not own copies of the originals. You may be able to request them via Interlibrary Loan through your local library:

Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, [Desk sets].[n.d., 1915-1920?]. (Notes: Fragmentary catalog. "Art neuveau (sic) set": p. 5. Includes 2 lamps.)

Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, Electric and Gas Glassware. [1912-1915]. (Notes: 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. Catalogue, no. 12.)

Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA,  Liberty Special Portable Lamps. 1917. (Notes: Lamps with mottled and streaked, bent glass shades.)

Finally, we have a more extensive list of books and articles that include discussions of Pittsburgh Lamp, which is available upon request.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your glass-related questions in the future!

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