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 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