Only the people who were there and made or carried out the decisions can know the facts for sure. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Ann Marie's Antique Dolls. Since much of this site is illustrated by lamps from my personal collection expect to see a lot of dents and finish flaws. Antun Yusuf Hanna Diyab was an intriguing man himself.
Much of America was rural and without electricity at the turn of the century. Autographed to you by the Author. Marketing and sales into rural America were largely through independent sales representatives going door to door with salesman cases demonstrating their wares. There were several models of the metal lamps including table lamps, bracket lamps, and some very unusual hanging lamps.
Lots of old lamps have been painted over at some point in their long life. These lamps don't just stand alone, They are a part of the American fabric. Brass, bronze, and copper are non-ferrous.
Glass lamps manufactured after use the MaxBrite burners. They might even be put on with plaster. Diyab sounds like he led such an interesting life. Detail information not in other books.
Routine burner and wick maintenance is important if you intend to use your lamp. This is a valuable reference book written as a labor of love by Dr. Glass lamps produced through used the model B burner.
Classic Pressure Lamps & Heaters
Courter A complete history of Aladdin kerosene lamps and the company that made them. For anyone wishing more information you will find a link within this site to the Aladdin Knights web site which is devoted in its entirety to collectors of all types of Aladdin Lamps. This web site is not affiliated with Aladdin Mantle Lamp Company. All but two pieces of new metal hardware on these lamps were brass plated, so it's tempting to say all the new hardware is plated.
They also have gatherings which provides opportunities to actually see rare models. Funny how famous Ali Baba and Aladdin both became. Manufactured from through the present day Dates for American lamps are for North American price list.
Antique and Vintage Aladdin Lamps
Tiffany student lamp with factory patina. Old glass fonts intended to be used with metal connectors generally have fairly long glass pegs Fig. This is particularly true of fluid burning and whale oil lamps. Another hundred years of controversy surrounded this story as historians doubted the existence of the oral storyteller, Diyab.
By contrast, almost all new metal hardware is glued. Most of these are old, brittle and porous. Some of these remedies can actually make the condition worse! Old Fancy Glass and Collectibles.
Aladdin Electric Lamps by J.W. Courter
Lahde worked for Aladdin Industries Inc. Including your email address at the end of the message will make sure that I can get back to you with answers to your questions. The book was compiled from research by J. If an original was only made in clear, any colored examples would obviously be highly suspect. If you have any questions or suggestions for future tips, please email us.
While most collectors would love to find pieces in pristine, unused condition, the reality is that because these were utilitarian items, they were used - not intended for display. This edition is still the best available reference. People still lived by the flickering light of flat wick oil or kerosene lamps.
Connections on the new Cathedral lamp are solid brass. Kerosene Glass Lamps - Separating New from Old Increasing numbers of new glass kerosene lamps have been coming on the market. If you need more information about different model A or B glass lamps I strongly suggest that you purchase a copy of Bill's excellent book.
Dating Bialaddin Lanterns
In this case, all that is often required is a day or two soaking in water to soften the plaster. This could have been done to add strength or just to save on manufacturing costs. Packing plaster around the peg held the old font in the old metal connector. If you plan on burning your lamps, it may be wise to use reproduction chimneys. Old metal connections, right, legal dating are packed in plaster on glass pegs.
The Cathedral lamp is sold in combinations of blue and amber. There are more than detail line drawings to illustrate Lahde's writing. Alacite was a unique trademark of Aladdin and resembled ivory in its color and texture.
Kerosene Glass Lamps - Separating New from Old
Frayed ends just make it more difficult to insert the wick into the wick tube. Courter This is the book Aladdin electric lamp owners, dealers and collectors would not be without. If you have an interest in these lamps, Bill's book is a must have.
Kerosene Glass Lamps - Separating New from Old
Position the collar carefully so that it is both centered and level. The first year glass lamps Venetian, and early Colonial lamps used a Model A burner. These larger pegs were packed in plaster under a metal connector to join old fonts to old bases. That is the coolest thing Aladdin is based off of somebody. Finally, tape the collar in place and let it dry thoroughly.
Aladdin Kerosene Lamps
Autographed to you by the author. Take Care of your Old Chimneys. For the rest of us it is just guesses based upon what we can observe.
- Unscrupulous dealers occasionally hide the condition by lightly oiling the surface of the glass.
- The easiest first test to catch new glass lamps is to simply expose them to black light.
- The new Sweetheart or Beaded Heart lamp in Fig.
- This is particularly true of Arts and Crafts and Tiffany-style lamps.
- Dating and development of early lamps and burners.
- For plaster attachment, I mix a thick paste of plaster and water.
- Center draft kerosene lamps were very popular in the United states and many were very ornate.