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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lamp Manufacturer George Bohner Chicago Industrial History


George Bohner (b.1846), from Buffalo, NY (son of Alois Bohner and Adeline Brooker Bohner), came to Chicago in 1863 and went to work in a lamp store. By 1875 he founded his own light manufacturing company, one of several, manufacturing gas lighting, glass dishes, crockery…and mustache trainers. By 1914 his company concentrated on water filtration systems.

 Bohner boasted that his patented “Bohner’s Patent Library Lamp” was the first hanging extension lamp.
 George’s companies: Brown & Bohner, Bohner Manufacturing Co., Brilliant Gas Lamp Co, Chicago Lighting System and George Bohner Company.
 

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