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Home of the Original Smoking Lamp

Josiah's Wonderous Invention

Our Story

Born in the heart of New York City

Josiah Lamp, who had been orphaned at birth, grew up in Union Square, the very center of business in Manhattan, and raised by the itinerant merchants there. He had a passion for cannabis, cloud engineering, and affordable smoking instruments, which led him to design and create the first Original Smoking Lamp. These Smoking Lamps became a huge success in Union Square, New York City, and soon the rest of the United States.

Now, after a century of high-quality engineering and perseverance, Josiah’s Smoking Lamps are sold all over the world. As the world legalized cannabis, Smoking Lamps will always be at the technological forefront of the Green Revolution.

Union Square in 1800s

Our Mission

Our founder, Josiah Lamp
Our founder, Josiah Lamp

The Union Square Lamp Company has always been dedicated to:

  1. Provide high-quality Smoking Lamps at everyday affordable prices
  2. Promote the use of Smoking Lamps safely, effectively, and comprehensively
  3. Produce a community of likeminded, dedicated Lamplighters to spread The Light of The Lamp

Meet the Team

Josiah Lamp

Josiah Lamp

Josiah is the founder of the Union Square Lamp Company and the Editor-in-Chief of The Lamplighter

Thomas Watson

Thomas Watson

Thomas is the Chief Operations Officer of the Union Square Lamp Company as well as an avid amateur spelunker

Mary Churchill

Mary Churchill

Mary is a our Chief Marketing Officer, a native of Wyoming, and certified kickboxing instructor

Redmond Barry

Redmond Barry

Barry is the USLC's newest fulfillment intern and bong tester

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