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Re: The Hurwood Mfg. Co "Bishop"
Posted by BobbyB on December 29, 2008, 3:45 pm, in reply to "The Hurwood Mfg. Co "Bishop""
Berger had designs that were different. Hurwood had designs that were very different. This is the first dash model I have seen. Apparently they put all the lift parts on the left tube to get the globe to swing outward instead of toward the back, to avoid the reflector plate. The dash spring-clip looks normal to me.
There is little decent info on the Hurwood other than 1907-1915. I have seen no evidence that they actually produced for that long. John Hurley and George Wood formed Hurwood in 1901 to make screw drivers until bought by Stanley in 1903 or 1905, depending where you look. Wood is known as the father of the modern screw driver. Anyway, their company went into lanterns in 1907 and they had a 1908 lantern patent(898,393). Still, it's one of the coolest lanterns ever made. BB