TeriAnn's Guide to Aladdin Mantle Lamps

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Introduction

Everyone needs to collect something. Collecting seems to be a dominant human gene. My collector gene has lead me to collect Aladdin kerosene lamps.   I'm also a data junkie and love to disassemble different lamps and compare the parts to one another, I've collected a lot of information about these lamps to share.

Much of the information in this web site is based upon the research and contributions of others as well as those of my own.  I intend this site to to be an illustrated supplement reference that fills in some gaps not well covered in other published works.  It is not intended to parrot previously published works nor to replace them. In appreciation

Aladdin lamps use a mantle that glows and produces up to 60 watts of light on less kerosene than non-mantle lamps used to produce dimmer lighting. Aladdin lamps are still being produced today and parts are currently in production that allow you to burn many of the older model lamps.

If you have an interest in Aladdin kerosene lamps THE essential book to own is "Aladdin The Magic Name in Lamps" by J. W. Courter, ISBN 0-9618879-2-3. This is a MUST HAVE book on Aladdin lamps that is well researched and well written. 

Like every good collectable, there is a club for Aladdin lamp enthusiasts called the "Aladdin Knights". They have a newsletter that can contain research results not published in Courter's book. They also have gatherings which provides opportunities to actually see rare models.

 

The goal of this web site is to share information about Aladdin and other brand kerosene mantle lamps with others.

While most of the lamps described in this web site are from my collection, some belong to collectors who were willing to share pictures and information about their lamps with others.  If you have lamps not described in this site, additional information about lamps not mentioned here or documentation that is not available for downloading in this site and you are willing to share your lamps and information with others, please

 

Aladdin model B lamp
Model B No. B-121

Contents

There is lots of good stuff being placed into this Aladdin lamp web site. Check back often as I add more lamp data. I have a minimal budget to pursue my hobby so I can not afford to go out and buy pristine condition lamps. Since much of this site is illustrated by lamps from my personal collection expect to see a lot of dents and finish flaws. These are the best I can find and afford. Since I have started this site others have helped out by sending me jpeg pictures of lamps I do not have for use in this site. I appreciate your help in adding to this web site.  Thank you.

 

Models of Aladdin metal lamps, descriptions, pictures and conjectures

Models of Aladdin glass lamps, descriptions, pictures and conjectures

Other Brand Mantle Lamps, Aladdin was not the only company

Illustrated lexicon of Aladdin lamp terms Learn what all those lamp terms mean

Links to other collector sites, and some reputable companies that sell Aladdin lamps and lamp parts

 

History

Brief History of the Aladdin Lamp Company
Brief history of the incandescent mantle
     Early Mantle pictures
     Lox-On Aladdin Mantle pictures
Aladdin transition and factory hybrid lamps Aladdin didn't throw away parts when they introduced new models.  They used up materials on hand creating factory hybrid and transition lamps.

How-To:

How to burn an Aladdin mantle lamp
Returning a neglected Aladdin lamp to service
How to char an Aladdin wick

Aladdin Lamp Parts & Accessories:

Wick Cleaners
Demystifying wall brackets
Ceiling extensions
Filler caps
Insect & Bug screens
Aladdin chimney primer

Aladdin model 3 lamp
Model 3 chandelier No. 112

 

Aladdin model 4 lamp
Model 4 chandelier No. 113

 

 


Aladdin Started in business in 1908 selling the German made Practicus burner on a Plume & Atwood manufactured lamp base. In 1909 they started selling their own brand metal lamps starting with the Aladdin model 1 lamp.

Metal Aladdin Lamp models:

Manufactured from 1909 through the present day (Dates are for North American price list)

Aladdin oil pots (Model 1 through B and 23)

Model 1 (May 1909 to August 1910)
Model 2 (September 1910 to December 1910)
Model 3 (January 1911 to August 1912)
Model 4 (September 1912 to August 1913)
Model 5 (September 1913 to August 1914)
Model 6 (September 1914 to July 1917, In Canada to August 1920)
Model 7 (August 1917 to July 1919, Not sold in Canada)
Model 8 (August 1919 to 1920, Not sold in Canada)
Model 9 (August 1920 to August 1922)
Model 10 (May 1921 to August 1922)
Model 11 (September 1922 to May 1928)
Model 12 (May 1928 to April 1935, Sold in Australia through 1945 or 46)
      Vase Lamps
      Floor lamps
      Table lamps
      French Model 12 shelf lamp based upon the # 12 oil pot
      Australian model 12

NOTE: The side draft Aladdin burner labeled Super Aladdin is also known as the Aladdin model 14 in the UK and the Model 16A in Australia. This burner started out from the Aladdin model A burner tooling, which was shipped from the US to the UK. The UK burners evolved from this tooling.

Model 14 - Super Aladdin (UK)
     Model 14 Cottage lamp from the UK (First half of the 1930s, sold in UK only)
     Model 14 made in Austria

NOTE: In Australia, both the UK model 14 burner and the US Model B burner were used.   In Australia the UK model 14 was referred to as the Model 16A burner and the US model B burner was referred to as the model 16B.

     1653 plastic table lamp   (1953 to 1956)
Model 1200/Argentina (1938 to 1938?)
Model B (1933 to 1955)
      Floor lamps/oil pots
     " Oriental" (1935 to 1936)
      "Treasure" (1937 to 1953)
      "Nashville Treasure" (1949)
      Metal font lamps (1935 through 1954)
Model C ( 1955 to 1963)  Initial draft page
     Alacite pedestal shelf lamp (1955, 1956)
Model C Brazil (burner page)
    Model C Brazil brass table lamp
     Model C Brazil aluminum lamps
Model 21 (UK)
Model 21C (May 1963 to December 1969)
Model 23 (December 1969 - Present)
     Sconce lamp  (1979 to 1982)
    L.L. Bean aluminum shelf lamp (1987 to 1989)
     "Mariner" shelf lamp (1981 to 1994)
    "Regency" shelf lamp (1980 to 1994)
    100th anniversary parlor lamp  (2008)

Aladdin model 6 hanging lamp
Model 6 No. 125A

 

Aladdin lamp
Aladdin UK model 14 cottage lamp
unknown Cat. number.
There are 2 versions of this lamp

Aladdin glass models:

Aladdin started manufacturing glass lamps concurrently with metal lamps starting in 1932. The first year glass lamps (Venetian, and early Colonial lamps) used a Model A burner. Glass lamps produced through 1954 used the model B burner. There was a glass lamp made in Brazil that used a model C burner. Glass lamps produced between 1974 to the present date use variations of the model 23 burner.

Model A (1932)

Model B:
     "Colonial" (1933)
     "Cathedral"   (1934)
      "Corinthian" (1935 to 1936)
      "Majestic" (1935 to 1936)
     Model B glass font lamps  (1935 to 1953)
     "Diamond Quilt" (1937 )
      "Vertique" (1938)
     "Beehive"  (1937, 1938) 
     "Washington Drape" round base (1939)
      "Tall Lincoln Drape" (1940 to 1949)
      "Simplicity"  (1948 through 1953)
     "Washington Drape" filigree stem (1940)
     "Washington Drape" bell stem  (1941)
     "Washington drape" plain stem (191 to 1955)

Model C Brazil (burner page):
      Diamond quilt Brazilian lamps (1974 to 1975)
Model 23:
      "Short lincoln drape" ( 1974 through present)
      Lincoln drape shelf lamps (1975 through 1993)
     70th anniversary table lamp  (1978)
     75th anniversary shelf lamp (1983) 
     American Classic (1980 through 1990)
     Log Cabin stoneware shelf lamp (1984 and 1985)
      Genie III (1999 through present) + American Lamp Supply versions
     Cobalt blue pedestal shelf lamp (2011 -   )
     Alexandria glass table lamp   (2012 -  )

Aladdin glass lamp
Model B N0. B-101

IMPORTANT NOTE: Throughout this web site I make conjectures based upon my empirical observations and literature research. Please consider these conjectures to be working hypotheses and not fact. Only the people who were there and made or carried out the decisions can know the facts for sure. For the rest of us it is just guesses based upon what we can observe.

 

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