Several years ago we acquired some very important documents relating to the beautiful lamps made by Pairpoint during the 1920s and 1930s. There were hundreds of pages of price lists and internal technical memos, but most unique was the original Pairpoint Price Book used during the 1920s.
On their face, they would be considered invaluable to the documentation of the Pairpoint Lamp product line. However, in practical terms, the documents aren't much use at all to anyone but an extremely advanced collector or restorer of Pairpoint Lamps.
In an effort to place everything possible into the public arena, we decided to create a database of all the information in our possession. This database is a compilation of almost 1,200 line items containing lamp shades of all types, lamp bases, light bulbs, parts, types of finishes, and more. Product numbers and decorating pattern names appear as well.
By itself, this database will be of little use, because there is no photographic cross-reference. However, if used in conjunction with the already-existing books on Pairpoint Lamps, such as Schiffer's, Malakoff's, and Wilson's (Volume 2), we think some order can be brought to better understanding the subject.
This Pairpoint Lamp Database can now be found in the Download Section, which is available to our Subscribers.
Marion and Sandra Frost
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