Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate this holiday.

I had to dig out some Christmas decorations, since I've packed away a lot of things for an upcoming apartment renovation.  However, my Pigeon lamp is always out.  I found it at a flea market in the mid-seventies in France.

Its inventor, Charles Pigeon, born in 1838, started out as a salesman at Le Bon Marché department store in Paris, where he became a close friend of Ernest Cognacq, who later on became the founder of the Samaritaine department store.  Later, Pigeon became a dealer in cycle and other lamps, and invented the non-exploding (so far mine has not....) gas lamp in 1884, which made him famous and wealthy.

And its light still shines on.


Spare Parts and Pics said...

That's a beautiful old lamp! Have a very Merry Christmas!!

William Kendall said...

It certainly is pretty.

Merry Christmas!

Luis Gomez said...

Thank you! Merry Christmas to you as well!

Gaelyn said...

Love the lamp, and the story. Merry Christmas!

Lowell said...

Just beautiful! Merry Christmas, Pat!