Lampe Reclame No. 1250
This is an Aladdin model 12 oil pot lamp that has been modified for use
as a shelf lamp and was also used in two hanging lamps, Lyre Suspension No. 1254 and Lampe suspension N0. 1274. The earliest found version came with a London model 11 burner. Most of these lamps are nickel plated lamps are fitted
with an English model 12 burner and a French labeled chimney. Both the shelf and hanging versions of this lamp are documented in a 1938 Aladdin France sales brochure. The last version used a model 14 Super Aladdin burner.
Though it is not officially documented, it appears that the Aladdin
Paris sales office contracted independent manufacturers
to make unique lamp bases to be paired with Aladdin UK burners.
The Lyre Suspension No. 1254 hanging lamp appears to be a store lamp with a minimal wire frame and metal coolie hat style shade.
The Lampe suspension No. 1274 hanging lamp appears to be a home parlor lamp style. It is a chain hanging type that attaches to what appears to be an ornate cast 3 arm ring. It comes with what appears to be a glass dome shade that has tassels hanging around the bottom.
NOTE: Aladdin US used catalogue N0. 1250 for one of the model 12 birdcage floor lamps. Different sales regions used the same catalogue number for different lamps.