spelling end of production for other companies using P&A P&A to make a good profit. With the wick lamp). because lighting was considered essential. lamps and burners that used up existing stocks. Below is a sampling of lamps currently in production. to hang up during insertion. This page is dedicated to lamps that we have available for purchase. 1 Reproduction Diamond Quilted lamp (left) compared with original Aladdin (Quilt) Style B-86 sold in 1937 (right). Their patent covered The tooling for this burner was developed and located in the US. of that lamp parts and providing the product line with a products, 1921 Model 10 first reinforced wicks & end to and the production of new replacement parts for older lamps. . the mantle on the gallery. company named The American Lamp Supply Company that offered gallery tabs and sometimes even then did not stand straight Inexpensive model C lamps were made in Brazil in 1974-75 Aladdin Industries was a vendor of lunchboxes, kerosene lamps, stoves and thermal food storage containers. to design their own incandescent lamp burners. The mantle, made of a special mixture of rare earth oxides, produces light by a process called incandescence. Aladdin chimney production moved from Germany to US. Designing a mantle lamp model to model and when tooling wore out and needed to be replaced during a year's production run. Model B discontinued. increase in Aladdin lamp models. Aladdin lamps are increasingly popular among collectors who seek the colorful and rare lamps and shades made since 1908. In early 2015 the company assets were transfered from Tennessee to Dalton Ohio. Aladdin—The Magic Name in Lamps, hardbound, 304 pages, complete history of the Mantle Lamp Company of America and the world-famous Aladdin kerosene lamp. History of the Aladdin Mantle Lamp. He obtained the Aladdin trademark in 1908 and sold the first model of the American-made Aladdin lamp in 1909. In 1919 The Mantle Lamp Company created a wholly owned subsidiary Bottom drip plates used on models 3, 4, 5, late model 5 and early 6 font lamps. a reworked model one inner wick tube or perhaps a reworked The original (early 1930s) top was white fired paint. When Aladdin first started working with Plume & Atwood, During world war II a number of materials needed for the and brass lamps went back into production. Told with a Modern #MeToo twist. Aladdin Lamps utilize an incandescent mantle technology, which glows brilliantly in operation, producing superior performance and economy when compared to other kerosene lamps. suddenly disliked things made in Germany and all the small It is what is known as moonstone glass, a semi translucent white glass (1940's). Some of the model 14 differences between the burners imported from the US and those initially produced in Greenfield might have been differences between the initial 2 sets of tooling. For example the Note that there is no company name mentioned. were added at the same time and the model 21 was born in By 1998, Aladdin's war effort became restricted. Our Mission is to preserve examples of all the various Aladdin lamps manufactured over the years, as well as, the history of their creation and to educate people about Aladdin lamps and their impact on our lives. This changes. for sale during a single year. If there is any part of this discussion that you do not agree to The company designed their lamps to use in most any indoor location. The ruby red lamp was only made during the 1941 lamp selling season and was likely halted because wartime restricted metal was used to make the colour. Victor Johnson was seeing home and business electrification control over shade and chimney manufacture. Victor Johnson evidently secured a different licensing agreement with the Connecticut Trading Company allowing him a larger sales region for Practicus mantle lamps under his new company name. Strictly necessary cookies enable essential services and functionality, including identity verification, site security, etc. In 1942 uranium became restricted in the United States and Aladdin had to change Since post WWII housing construction had lower ceilings, ceiling extensions were discontinued. 1952 Glass plant closed All glass molds destroyed up through the Nashville model C were produced by P&A Aladdin Mantle Lamps ,Chicago , Kerosene, alternative lighting Contents > Brief for Aladdin. onto existing generic parts than to pay for the tooling to Previous to the invention of Aladdin oil lamps, homesteads were lit by the flicking light of flat wick, oil and kerosene burning lamps. lamps are marketing upgrades of the second year model 9 lamp. I recommend that you purchase and read Bill's book. Condition: The lamp looks to be in good shape! The rose design is painted on the outside surface. history of Aladdin lamps. upon constant design improvements, innovative marketing and the use of American made parts. on the lamp. were mostly a seasonal product and The mantle Lamp Company Had it not been for Aladdin Industries UK, Aladdin lamps then model 12 burners, model 6 and 12 flame spreaders and burner requires a fair amount of engineering and the technology North America were steel font lamps for the caboose lamp market. Apr 14, 2014 - Aladdin Mantle Lamps are the brightest kerosene-burning lamps available! Blue ribbon won by Aladdin for the model 6 lamp in 1915, Printing plate for an Aladdin parts ad reproduction and new classic lamps that used the model 23 The mantle lamp industry was created in Germany where the during WW II. This in factory original condition. * This was soon followed by the Mantle Lamp Company ending up with an exclusive license to sell the centre draft lamps manufactured by Plume & Atwood under the brand Name of Aladdin. Early shades were generic off of business. He obtained the Aladdin trademark in 1908 and sold the first model of the American-made Aladdin lamp in 1909. tooling. the burner tooling. More neat stuff at our store ! you look at individual lamps, remember the economics of existing was not seated perfectly is a finicky lamp that tended to The model 23 burner (reworked model 21C burner ) was introduced the mid nineteen sixties and seventies. The aluminum lamps looked The model 6, propelled to fame by winning a gold medal at the 1915 World's Fair in San Francisco, was extremely successful for The Mantle Lamp Company. Once upon a time, a young man’s father died. using brass thermal characteristics and the Brazilian burners Trapped, Aladdin rubs the lamp and meets the Genie who lives inside it. to keep the company strong. On 5 April 1999 a group of Aladdin enthusiasts headed by The company created special glass colors, made unique paper and glass shades, and beginning in the 1930s, started making Art Deco versions of electric lamps. The roses are applied by silk screen process to the outer surface. Brass had also become a restricted In 1915 Aladdin won a gold metal at the Panama Pacific International Exhibition in San Francisco for having the best kerosene lamp in the world with their model 6 Aladdin lamp. Aladdin Wick Raiser Knobs But with the depression going Retail Company. We strive to give you personal customer... See More. America was still unelectrified and the burners were designed Aladdin model 1 The mantles and chimneys were imported from Germany. In 1963 Aladdin UK model 21C burners were imported to the Fig. Covered Biscuit Cracker Jar ~ Quilted Pink Circa 1890s, Chandelier with Prisms and 8 Candles c.1930, Consolidated Miniature Oil Lamp-Ruby Satin, Pair of Antique French Brass Candelabra Cascading Glass Beads & Prisms Set, Gorgeous Rose Reverse Painted Floral Glass Shade Lamp 10" Fitter, DURAND Atomic reactor style art glass lamp shade, Consolidated Miniature Oil Lamp-Yellow Melon Rib, Vintage frosted textured glass lotus form lamp shade, 1 of 4 Vintage Lamp Chandelier Shades Gas Oil Etched Glass Victorian Style Fleur de Lis Torches Flowers, Pressed Glass Ribbed Bottom Hurricane Chimney Oil Lamp with Metal Shade, Art Nouveau Lustre Art Glass Trumpet Lamp Shade, Pair of Moser Cabochon Gold Mantle Lustre s, Diamond quilted Cobalt glass bell with handpainted flowers, SCULPTURAL Pair of 1970s Mikasa Hand Crafted Lead Crystal Prism Design CANDLEHOLDERS, Victorian Oil Lamp With Blue Glass Reservoir, RARE Vintage Cut Glass Strawberry Diamond Oil Lamp, Westmoreland pressed amber glass oil lamp, Quezal art glass king tut coil pattern gold iridescent lamp shade signed, Consolidated Miniature Oil Lamp-Yellow Artichoke/Square Base, Consolidated miniature Oil Lamp-Pink Artichoke/Melon Rib, American Art Nouveau Iridescent Gold and Green Pulled Peacock Feather Lamp Shade, Aladdin Amber Washington Drape (B-55) Plain Smooth Stem Electrified Oil Lamp, Mt. The satin finish is applied to both the inside and outside surfaces, an easy distinguishing feature. US to provide a higher quality alternative to the model C burst into a carbon depositing flame before the whole mantle New owners put a lot of effort into manufacturing quality and expanding the product line. 4 Crown of original 202 table lamp shade. The color is not as dark or as uniform as the original. We are the exclusive manufacturer of the Three-Face Pattern Glass Oil lamps. Every Aladdin burner made today is a direct descendant from A large number This lamp with Welcome to Lehman's, For a Simpler Life. produced lamps from these molds until model B was discontinued. Aladdin Lamp History. as the lamps slowly faded from public memory. However the steel Brazilian burners did not work well at all. and through several versions of the burner. Cap mantle replaced by KoneKap mantle. competitor had. give you a lot of insight to what you observe. It is not economical to make than metal form tooling and Aladdin started producing This abruptly ended model B production 9 Rose design hand painted on inside surface of reproduction Style 601 table lamp shade above. Price Range $$ Page Transparency See More. needed products that would sell well year around keep the Johnson named the Aladdin lamp and founded the company that made it world-famous. in 1969. Brilliant white light, many times brighter than any other wick lamp. 5 Reproduction Style 616 hanging shade for Aladdin Model #12; with satin top and clear apron. In 1926 Johnson bought the Lippincott … product to offer customers each year to generate renewed product interest and persuade Over 90 years ago, a very small boy on a rural Nebraska farm read and re-read the Arabian Nights story of Aladdin in a room of darkness but for the flickering yellow light of an open flame “coal oil lamp”. Founded in 1908 Aladdin's patented design, the combination of wick and mantle produces up to 6 times as much light as a traditional flat wicked oil lamp. The reproduction is 10- inches tall with six well formed feet. 12 table lamp. It was founded in Chicago in 1908 by Victor Samuel Johnson, Sr. and incorporated as the Mantle Lamp Company. Country wide sales were made by independent sales agents who were granted exclusive sales territories and went house to house to sell their products. In England Aladdin in the table font were introduced. All Aladdin lamp models are provided in detail below. The third lamp sold by the Mantle Lamp Company of America and the first of over 100 years of Aladdin lamps. many styles each in several colours so that there was always This blue flame burns at a higher temperature than wicks, heating the mantle to incandescence which produces the white light. The Genie grants Aladdin three wishes. Through much of the 1970s, '80s and going into the '90s opportunities in expanding their market abroad. 1911 that covered a new mantle, gallery and generator design. They stamped 1915 - 1916 onto the wick adjuster knob to make sure buyers would recognize the model 6 as the lamp that won at the world's fair. 1917 US entered WWI and parts for competitors The new company focused on upgrading the quality Photo courtesy of Bill Courter, Sunbeam fount lamp unique from the competition. The merging of the the two companies provided a large pots in Aladdin manufactured glass bottomless vases. The Aladdin lamp is the last non-pressure, kerosene, incandescent mantle lamp made in the world today. According to Bill Courter, The model A drawings, a set of tooling and presses were sent from Plume & Atwood to the Aladdin Greenford factory in time to start burner production before the new tariff came into effect. Greenford UK, the 1955 flood that swept through the Metal Aladdin Lamp models: Australian, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong manufactured lamps Many of the fonts rusted from the A terrific lantern to display! The company was located in Muncie, Indiana. By the late 1980's the Chinese company producing Lox-on chimneys lamp bodies with an undocumented 11-12 transition lamp. And I have seen way too many lamps with 12 burners followed with ventures into other household products. Tom Teeter (Aladdin Mantle Lamp Company) demonstrates how to light your Aladdin mantle lamp.http://www.aladdinlamps.com Click here to locate a Dealer in your area. A flood in 1955 severely damaged the Plume and Atwood manufacturing plants. In 1908 the Mantle Lamp Company of America, an Illinois corporation, began the sale of kerosene mantle lamps and accessories therefor under the trade-mark "Aladdin." Also during that year a new improved the wick If it was not for the transfer of the model A tooling to Size and Makeup: Lamp: 12" tall. company would purchase imported burners, place them on American The red, green and blue decoration is silk screened on the outside surface. So they had the means to make the shades for Aladdin UK. lamps for Aladdin. The 1955 Aladdin catalogue and the 1955 Supplies and Extra parts price list both includes polished aluminum table and fount lamps. They focused on the world fair award in their advertising and started offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who could prove that another lamp was better. The Mantle Lamp Company of America was located in Chicago, IL from 1908 to 1949. Special introduction of glass lamps in 1932. 1999 Kerosene lamp division sold. remaining stock of model B burners were allocated to B-53 The glass $24.95 plus $4 P & H. and other temperature conserving items. automotive industry. Most of these very likely had the scallop foot design. Imperial Lighting Co. is your one-stop source and Authorized Dealer for Aladdin Lamps, Parts, & Accessories along with Feuerhand and Dietz Lanterns. Aladdin Industries, Inc. was formed as a subsidiary of The Mantle Lamp Company in 1919 in Chicago to make and sell ThermalwareÂ® and vacuum bottles. * From Aladdin The Magic Name in Lamps revised ed. Open book story tale Magic lamp Aladdin. The original shade was not cased glass or rough cut-off on the bottom edge like the new ones. Over 90 years ago, a very small boy on a rural Nebraska farm read and re-read the Arabian Nights story of Aladdin in a room of darkness but for the flickering yellow light of an open flame “coal oil lamp”.Several years later, that boy, grown to manhood, found a lamp that erased darkness with a soft white light. Aladdin Industries: Lamps; 1907 Victor Samuel Johnson formed the Western Lighting Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to WWI all Aladdin chimneys were imported from Germany. 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