Calvin Coolidge's Kerosene Lamp
The lamp that gave light to Calvin Coolidge's Oath of Office


Calvin Coolidge


Kerosene Lamp


Allows user to rise to the highest power of their profession


User will fall asleep for eight hours after activating. After awaking, the user will be mute


Lighting the lamp

Collected by

Agent Brady Brown







Date of Collection



Origin[edit | edit source]

John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His conduct during the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action. Soon after, he was elected as the 29th Vice President in 1920 and succeeded to the Presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative, and also as a man who said very little.

On August 2, 1923, President Harding died suddenly while on a speaking tour of the western United States. Vice-President Coolidge was in Vermont visiting his family home, which had neither electricity nor a telephone, when he received word by messenger of Harding's death. Coolidge dressed, said a prayer, and came downstairs to greet the reporters who had assembled. His father, a notary public, administered the oath of office in the family's parlor by the light of a kerosene lamp at 2:47 am on August 3, 1923; Coolidge then went back to bed. He returned to Washington the next day, and was re-sworn in by Justice Adolph A. Hoehling, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, as there was some confusion over whether a state notary public had the authority to administer the presidential oath.

Effects[edit | edit source]

This lantern was the lamp that gave light to Calvin Coolidge's Oath of Office in his family home in Vermont. Lighting the lantern will cause the user to the highest power of their profession. An example is a lowly office worker becoming CEO in a day.

Today[edit | edit source]

At a Cracker Barrel in Maryville, Tennessee, Agent Brady Brown's home, a waiter was found passed out on the floor of the restaurant, while lighting a lamp adorning his table. When he awoke, he was promoted to CEO of the company. He was also found to be a mute. Fearing the fact that people would use it for evil, Brady snagged it while dinning at the restaurant.

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