The model 12 floor lamp was Aladdin's second entry into the
kerosene floor lamp market. Aladdin's first floor lamp was
a model 6 that used an oil pot. This lamp was offered for
sale in 1915 and 1916. They were very expensive, very few
were sold and Aladdin dropped out of the market.
In 1928 the model 12 "birdcage" model was introduced
in two colour schemes (#1250 & #1251). This lamp may well
have had Aladdin's most colourful paint scheme ever and even
had holes for glass prisms to be hung.
In 1930, the ornate birdcage lamp was replaced by a simpler
pole lamp that used the model 12 oil pot. This lamp also came
in two colour versions (#1252 & # 1253).
In 1933 the model 12 floor lamp was replaced with the first
of the model B floor lamps.
Aladdin model B kerosene floor lamps stayed in production
though 1951. There was a gap during world war II, 1943, '44
and ;45 during which no metal lamps were manufactured.