A lamp as old as time itself, and it still holds up to this day, these vintage brass oil lamps are a lovely throwback to a bygone era. You might have seen them in old British shows. Yes, these are the same lamps. And they are both functional and sturdy.
Ken Baumheckel Collection of Oil Lamps
Antique Oil Lamp Identification: Key Details to Know | LoveToKnow
Aladdin lamps were unique in the use of a round wick to provide an even non flickering flame, and a rare earth mantle that glowed to produce the light of a 60 watt light bulb when heated by the flame from the kerosene lamp. The difference between the light of the Aladdin lamps and any other oil or kerosene lamp was so great that the company offered a one thousand dollar reward to any person who could show them an oil lamp that could equal its light. The reward was never collected, and by the early 's seven million Aladdins had been sold! Aladdin was also one of the pioneers in modern sales techniques and would allow customers to trade in their old oil lamps on new Aladdin lamps. They were also one of the first companies to use radio as an advertising medium in the Midwest.
Antique Oil Lamp Identification: Key Details to Know
By Eugene Clute — March 26th, This article describes the history of the oil lamp, noting its evolution from Betty lamps to the Argand burner to a lamp with an oil reservoir in the base. It originally appeared in the September issue of American Collector magazine, a publication which ran from and served antique collectors and dealers. Among old-time lamps there are certain types that mark changes in the manner of living or that are representative of classes or occupations.
The characteristics of collecting change, not only in general but with the individual as well. Lamps are not my thing; however, my recent finds have all been lamps. I bought 11 lamps in the past three weeks. Who needs 11 lamps besides someone who collects lamps or lives in a very big, very dark house?