All three of these lamps were acquired by a collector in Vienna Austria and are clearly marked as made in Austria. The lamps were found in different places more than a year apart have the same brass burner. To date these are the only specimens that the owner and I are aware of. If you have or have seen another, please
The burner on all three lamps were made in USA and exported to UK in 1932. The lamp fonts are identically marked marked with the manufacturer's address. The street name in the address was changed in March of 1938. Assuming that the burner is original to this lamp this dates the lamp to between 1932 and early 1938. It is believed that the lamp bodies were manufactured by a yet unknown company.
The table lamp came with a British DAVISIL chimney. The shelf lamp with a newish one line heelless chimney obviously added mush later.
During the 1930's Aladdin France was the only Aladdin marketing office in continental Europe. During that time they sold some Aladdin UK lamps as well as some lamps that had UK model 12 or 14 burners and unique lamp fonts made specially for Aladdin France. One such example is the Aladdin France model 1250 shelf/hanging lamp.
The Austrian made Aladdin model 14 table lamps were likely commissioned by Aladdin France and intended to be sold throughout Europe. It is unknown as to why this lamp did not go into wide production. It might have been because of protectionist activity from the Austrian company Ditmar-Bruenner AG which had a virtual monopoly on Austrian kerosene lamp sales. Or it might have had to do with rising international tensions from the rise of the Nazi party. We will likely never know.
The Austrian company Flamme Bleue Gesellschaft sold this lamp. Flamme Bleue Gesellschaft was an Austrian subsidiary of the French company Flamme Bleue Paris, full mame Societe des Fourneaux a Petrole Flamme Bleue. This company started business in 1899, manufacturing petrol burning heaters and stoves. 1930 Flamme Bleue product catalogue. (pdf file)
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