Cameron Clay Products was located in Cameron, West Virginia and, at least in their later years, focused production on lamp bases. After a two year shutdown, production had resumed for only three weeks when the facility burned to the ground on November 15th, 1964. At the time of the fire, which caused an estimated $500,000 damage, the plant was owned by Sikeston Ceramics, Inc., of Chicago. I've found no information regarding the year the company was founded, or whether it was rebuilt after the fire.
|This photograph was taken just after the 1964 fire that devastated Cameron Clay Products. Photo used with the permission of the West Virginia State Archives.|
While unmarked, I'm reasonably certain that this ram was made by Cameron Clay Products. It is a bold design, with an interesting, somewhat abstract, treatment of the rocky base. Photos courtesy of a collector in New York City.
|Back view of the Cameron ram TV lamp.|
|And here it is, casting an atmospheric glow!|
|This predominantly white version of Cameron's ram is probably the most common.|