Fresh from an estate in Southeastern Connecticut we are pleased to offer this great rare and u. Ncommon Paramount Orange Amber Christmas Tree Mid. No brakes, warping or other damage. Tested and in working condition.Orange Amber base and Orange amber oil. Believe it to be oil - particles floating inside, which is indicative to pumice.
Condition: Very good used condition, please view photos. Here is some info on Vintage Christmas Bubble Lights from Old Christmas Tree Lights - A History...
The tubes of these bubblers contained oil instead of the methylene chloride used by NOMA, in an attempt to circumvent their patents. The first year's (1947) production of these lights used white top and bottom base halves instead of base halves that matched the ring color. The oil used in these lights bubbles with a very fine bubbling action, and the tubes contain bits of pumice as a bubbling activator. This fact makes it easy to determine whether or not your saucer type Paramount light is oil or methylene chloride, as the non-oil tubes do not include the pumice bits.
The oil lights are quite rare, and are highly sought by collectors. While the battle was raging between Raylite (Paramount) and NOMA over the bubble light patents, PARAMOUNT blatantly offered their own bubblers using methylene chloride, despite the fact that the court cases had not yet been settled. Once the case was finally decided, NOMA had lost and Paramount almost immediately offered their own biscuit-style bubbling lights. Working on a great estate, please check back frequently! The item "RARE VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TREE BUBBLE LIGHT ORANGE MCM SAUCER BASE PARAMOUNT OIL" is in sale since Sunday, December 10, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Modern (1946-90)\Lights". The seller is "thepickettywitch" and is located in Waterford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.