This is the base of my newly acquired vintage or #antique lamp! I got this bad boy for A STEAL at a garage sale near my grandparents' old place. It is embossed "Black Mfg. Co." The shape and color of it drew me in and I just had to refinish it. Threw some high heat flat black paint on it (that way the paint on the inside of the shade wouldn't degrade), cleaned up the base the best I could without disturbing the original red paint, and BAM best $6 I've spent in a while. After the cost of a can of paint haha.