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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
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 collectible, 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.
Over the years as this web site has grown I have added pages covering kerosene mantle lamps found in the United States that were not sold by Aladdin. They can be found in the Other mantle lamps contents page.
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
Model B No. B-121
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.
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.
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.
IMPORTANT: Bill Courter's book on Aladdin lamps ( "Aladdin The Magic Name in Lamps" by
J. W. Courter, ISBN 0-9618879-2-3) does an excellent job of covering the Aladdin model A and model B glass lamps. I have no intention of trying to duplicate his fine work. My intention is to supplement his work by adding newer glass lamps and limited edition glass lamps. The model A and model B glass lamps described in this site are of lamps I own or have owned. As such the descriptions may not cover all the variations of these models. If you need more information about different model A or B glass lamps I strongly suggest that you purchase a copy of Bill's excellent book.
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.
If you would like to discuss any of the contents
please feel free to
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