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English model 23 aluminum lamps

( Approx. 1969 - 1975)


Aladdin model 23 aluminum table lamp

In approximately 1969 Aladdin UK introduced aluminum table and fount model 23 lamps. These lamps were manufactured at the Greenford, England factory and were not sold in North America. Starting in 1969 the table lamp version became the face of lamp instruction sheets for English manufactured lamps.

The bowl and foot were polished stamped aluminum under clear paint. The stem is black plastic.

The burners on most of these lamps are English made model 23 burners.

At the end of 1975 some steel model C Brazil burners were shipped to the UK to be reworked so that they would burn better. The reworked burners were given a new wick adjuster cover that just said "Aladdin".  Most of these burners were shipped to America to sell on American made aluminum lamps.  Some of these reworked burners were placed on this table lamp base and shipped to South Africa to be sold.

In the mid 1970's Aladdin UK manufactured aluminum lamps for the Aladdin South Africa sales region that used the same stem and base as the UK aluminum table lamps


Aladdin UK model 23 fount lamp

The Aladdin UK aluminum fount lamp used the same bowl, burner and filler cap as the Aladdin UK aluminum table lamp. Instead of the plastic stem the fount lamp has a stamped aluminum base attached by 3 studs and nuts.



Bottom of Aladdin model 23 aluminum table lamp
Underside of the Aladdin UK aluminum table lamp reveals that the stem and foot are attached using a conical black plastic washer and screw.

Underside of Aladdin model 23 fount lamp
Underside of the Aladdin UK model 23 aluminum fount lamp shows that the aluminum pedestal is attached to the bowl with 3 threaded studs and nuts

Details of the Aladdin model 23 aluminum lamp bowl
The threads on the lamp bowl for both the burner and filler cap are a single thread design stamped into the sheet of aluminum when the top of the bowl was stamped.


Aladdin model 23 UK Aluminum filler cap
The filler cap used on these lamps are a two piece aluminum stamping


The aluminum model 23 table lamp is very light weight and when filled with kerosene tends to be top heavy. The factory never paired these lamps with glass shades as they would make the lamp more top heavy. Instead the optional shades for this table lamp were paper shades.

Aladdin model 23 UK aluminum table lamp with paper shade

top view of Aladdin model 23 aluminum table lamp shade
One of the table shades offered as an option with the UK model 23 aluminum lamps
Shade photos courtesy of Erwin Schäfer




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