Aladdin Model 11 lamps
sold in US September 1922 through May 1928
sold in UK 1922 through 1928
sold in Australia 1923 through 1930
The Aladdin model 11 lamp is virtually identical to the late model
9 and model 10 lamps. The burner assembly is the same except
for the labeling on both the wick raiser knob and flame spreader.
There are three versions of the flame spreader labeling. Like
the model 10, the model 11 appears to be purely a name only
update for sales purposes. See Model
9 for burner and font pictures.
There are slight variations in the table lamp fonts between the model 9 through 11 lamps that are not noticeable without a close side by side comparison and a ruler. These variations are thought to be mostly due to tooling wearing out and being replaced.
Table - Finish: Nickel plated.
Font - (Wall mount & hanging,) - Finish: nickel plated
Transition (very early lamps) - none identified
Bug screen: Early style bug screen
wick cleaner: skirted type with straight bottom. Labeled
Shade ring: Under burner shade ring. nickel finish
Shades: table - 501-11, 550 painted shade. Hanging - 516
(both white painted clear glass and opal white glass)
Chimney: Heelless globe type (rounded bulge near
base), crest logo
Flame Spreader (generator):
There were three versions of flame spreader. The name was changed
from generator to flame spreader in 1928 between model 11 and model
12 production. Generators were supplied on the model 11s during
production. Flame lame spreaders are replacement parts available to keep
model 7 through 11 lamps functional after 1928. New replacement
flame spreaders were sold in a cardboard tube.
Left to right: UK model 11 generator, US model 11 generator, US model 11 flame spreader
NOS model 11 Flame Spreader with tube
Left to right: UK model 11generator, US model 11 generator
Click on image to see a larger PDF version. Both sides
This is a 1923 advertising postcard that offers both a 10 night free trial on a new lamp and an opportunity to become a door to door Aladdin lamp salesman. Door to door salesmen demonstrating lamps accounted for a very high percentage of Aladdin lamp sales.
Interesting things about this postcard is that the illustration shows a model 4 or earlier lamp gallery and that they are still using the blue ribbon won for the best kerosene lamp in the 1915 worlds fair in San Francisco.
See model 9 for burner and
Parts support and interchangeability:
Mantles: Production of Aladdin KoneKap mantles ceased in 2007. In 2012 Aladdin introduced an adapter that fits onto a model 3 through 11 gallery that allows the use of a Lox-On mantle with the earlier lamps.
Wick: The model 11 wick can be used in model 7 through 11 lamps.
Gallery: The model 7, 9, 10 and 11 galleries can be used.
Generator: Model 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 flame spreaders can be used. The model 11 flame spreader was discontinued in 1955.
Burner: Model 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 burners can be used with this lamp.