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About The Union Square Lamp Co.

The astonishing history of the creation, downfall, and revival of New York’s storied Smoking Lamp manufacturer.

The Union Square Lamp Company (USLC) is a brand that specializes in high quality smoking lamps and other cannabis accessories at affordable prices. Founded by Josiah Lamp in 1881, the company began in Union Square, Manhattan, in New York City.

Born from the heart of New York City

Our Journey Began in 1881

Josiah Lamp, who had been orphaned at birth, grew up in Union Square and was heavily influenced by the 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.

Our founder, Josiah Lamp
Union Square in 1800s
A beacon of light in a shadowy world

People Love Smoking Lamps

Soon, customers across America were were traveling to Union Square just to buy a lamp from Josiah. Wealthy beyond his wildest dreams, Josiah moved out of the gutters and into a tasteful 2-bedroom in the Village.

The lamplighting culture that Josiah had birthed from his own loins in Union Square would outlive him as does any child its parent. New York City became known as the City of Lights in no small part to Josiah’s inventions; many historians even say that the French government had separately dedicated the torch of the Statue of Liberty to Josiah himself.

Like the Phoenix of legend

The Union Square Lamp Company Reborn

After Josiah Lamp died of the syphilis from his favorite Cincinnati prostitute, his few legitimate heirs squabbled relentlessly over his vast fortune. The Union Square Lamp Company itself fell swiftly into ruin, as Josiah’s family neglected the True Spirit of the Smoking Lamp and turned to the false prophet of crass capitalism.

However, the once mighty Lamp Factory on 14th Street had been overrun by all sorts of vermin (mostly C.H.U.D.s) for almost a century by the time the legal disputes had been finally settled. None of the original heirs remained, nor even their heirs, but through a free trial version of the descendants of that Cincinnati prostitute were tracked down and given the keys to the famed but decrepit Lamp Factory.

Determined to restore its rightful glory, the Union Square Lamp Company has revived the method that Josiah originally used to craft the finest Smoking Lamps in the world. With innovation driven by heritage, you can see why our Lamps have been the best for over 150 years.

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