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  • Feb 12 2008
  • 12 Feb 2008

19th century glass lamps

To keep light in a home during the 1800’s required the use of oil lamps, for the most part. The glass lamps were functional, put out enough candlepower to light a small room, and served as night lights for the kids.

  • Jan 4 2008
  • 4 Jan 2008

Aladdin Lamps by Model

The Aladdin Mantel Lamp Co. was established by Victor S. Johnson in 1908. He enjoyed reading about the Arabian Nights series of books while young. As an adult he introduced a particular kind of indoor lamp that produced a rather soft white light and named the lamp Aladdin.

  • Jan 4 2008
  • 4 Jan 2008

The Collectible Oil and Kerosene Lamp Reference Library

In the collectible world of oil, kerosene, and electrical lamps there is an abundant of detailed books explaining the history, type, color, manufacturer, values and other specific details needed to verify any lamp.

We highlight only a select few here, but there are so many others to consider when starting your own lamp collection.

  • Dec 16 2007
  • 16 Dec 2007

Origin of the Lighting Lamp

In the arcane world of oil lamps there are considered to be three distinct phases: simple olive oil lamps from prehistory to the 18th century, the Argand lamp created about 1780, and the kerosene lamp created about 1850.

  • Dec 16 2007
  • 16 Dec 2007

Aladdin Mantel Lamp Co.

It has a long history of providing heat and warmth to generations of families since 1908. Today, many families around the world still rely on the Aladdin Mantel Lamp’s original use as a main source of light, as a secondary emergency source or as its main source of light in developing countries.

  • Dec 5 2007
  • 5 Dec 2007

Imported Fake Antique Furniture

This weekend I went to a flea market that had an “antique store liquidation sale” in an adjacent building. The building contained numerous rows of furniture. I would guess between 70-100 pieces total. The event was advertised on television and radio as an antique tag sale however; all the pieces were pricey reproductions.