THE NEWSTAMP LIGHTING CORPORATION STORY
ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA….the lighting of the famed lanterns in the Old North Church. ; Where the story of America began, in Boston’s historic North End. ; So began the story of the Newstamp Lighting Corp., founded in that very same neighborhood in 1939. ; It was then that Newstamp Lighting elevated lantern making into the fine art it is today, forever committed to the production and preservation of the highest quality lighting designs.
In January 2020, American Mantle Company (2007), Inc. located in Morris, IL entered into a business purchase agreement with Newstamp Lighting Corp. for it’s lantern manufacturing business. American Mantle now owns all designs/technology/knowhow related to the lantern manufacturing business and will continue to supply high quality hand crafted lanterns to customers. We have inherited all these years of knowledge and promise to not only meet but even exceed the high quality standards or Newstamp Lighting.
History: Newstamp Lighting Corp. always strived to produce the finest reproductions and custom lighting fixtures. Architects, decorators, and design firms began to partake of their unparalleled workmanship. Proximity to another scene in history—the building of the Mystic River Bridge, compelled a company move to Hyde Park, a nearby Boston suburb where we resided in great success for 12 years.
Once again, fate intervened in the form of Route 95 highway construction bringing about the final move that brought Newstamp Lighting Corp. to North Easton, Massachusetts a New England town 23 miles south of Boston, easily accessible from all major roads and highways.
A mail order catalog provided the convenience of shopping by mail, never once swerving from the same commitment to quality and fine workmanship practiced since our company’s inception.
Then, in 1976 the year of our country’s 200th anniversary, Newstamp Lighting Corp’s capabilities shown truly glorious. The company received the honor of being chosen by the Limited Edition Collectors Society to reproduce the replica of the Paul Revere Old North Church Lantern; the very same lantern that was designated an official commemorative of the United States Bicentennial Commission.
The achievements continued. In 1997, the company received awards by the Illumination Society of North America, New England Division, awards for restoration of fixtures at Sayles Hall, Brown University, Providence, RI, manufacturing of a new fixture for the Ether Dome at MA General Hospital, Boston, MA, and for manufacturing new pendant fixtures and wall sconces for Ware Hall, Middlesex School, Concord, MA. Each project was performed with the participation of renowned architectural and lighting design firms.
In 2014, Newstamp was honored to be the restoration lighting contractor for Parish of All Saints, Dorchester, MA, which was also an award winning project, as well as working with Consigli Construction on the MA State House Executive Suite and West Wing Improvements Project of the Restoration of 9 fixtures and 1 crystal chandelier.
In 2015, Newstamp restored and custom manufactured fixtures for Cary Memorial Historic Preservation Society, at Cary Memorial Hall, and finished the completion of Boston College – St. Mary’s Hall Restoration of 23 fixtures and Custom Reproductions to match existing with custom glass. Newstamp continued partnering with Wayne G Griffin Electric on numerous municipal and state projects…Salem Probate Court-Salem, MA, historical restoration job, Greenfield Trial Court Historic Restoration, Greenfield, MA, Dedham Town Hall & Senior Center, Dedham, MA, and Newton Fire Station, Newton, MA.
A past, present and future interwoven with history…this is the story of Newstamp Lighting Corp. ; Producers of distinctive designs that speak of America’s rich heritage.
In January 2020, American Mantle Company (2007), Inc. located in Morris, IL entered into a business purchase agreement with Newstamp Lighting Corp. for it’s lantern manufacturing business. American Mantle now owns all designs/technology/knowhow related to the lantern manufacturing business.
We at American Mantle Company look forward to serving the needs of discerning customers for high quality hand crafted copper and brass lanterns and lighting fixtures. Very soon we will be putting together an updated mail order catalogue. We invite you to share with us the NEWSTAMP LIGHTING tradition of quality lighting. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiries.