Cameron Clay Products

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.

Fire at Cameron Clay Products 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.
Cameron Clay Products TV Lamp value:  rarity:
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.
Cameron Clay Products TV Lamp Back view of the Cameron ram TV lamp.
Cameron Clay Products TV Lamp And here it is, casting an atmospheric glow!
Cameron Clay Products TV Lamp This predominantly white version of Cameron's ram is probably the most common.
Cameron Clay Products TV Lamp Back view.

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