"Claude, do you restore lamps ad a business? Can you restore mine? It is red with what used to be clear liquid. The liquid has turned a golden yellowish color much like the color of vegetable oil.
"I restore lamps all the time.
Most of the time the combination of fluid and lava's chemical makeup has reached its lifespan after 30/40 years of use
It also might be temperatures
Ratings for vintage lamps are 40-watt max
60 Watt might be (is)…"
"I'm not an expert, but I would say make sure the bulb is correct and in the proper position and that the room isn't overly hot or cold. That having been said, 48 years is a long time; I'm 49 and don't work right…"