Slant shades generally are characteristic of Iron Horse hanging lamps
and other hanging lamps which are held at the top lip.
These circa late-1800's hanging lamps were "born" to burn kerosene. Such lamps are mainly comprised of a
cast iron frame, glass slant shade, and a glass oil font. Such lamps were not
considered fancy enough to be in rooms that entertained guests, so most often
they were delegated to the kitchen areas of the Victorian home.