Ask A Worthologist Question: Victorian Student Lamps
As reward for helping some friends pack for a move, Susan M. received what she believed to be a Victorian library oil lamp. But […]
Ask A Worthologist Question: Alabaster Lamp
Jason B., taking advantages of some really terrible weather during a sale of forfeited items at a self storage business, bought what he thought […]
Collectors Shine a Light on Early Lanterns Varieties
When we see lanterns used as decorative objects, it’s hard to imagine that they were once among the only sources for lighting. As such, they […]
Getting a ‘Handel’ on a Valuable Lamp & Shade
Every now and again we are asked about items that, at first glance, would be considered to be yard sale material or of just sentimental […]
Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company: The Early Years (1893 to 1910)
This is the first of a series of articles on the Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company. Over the next few weeks I will cover the Art Deco period and art glass giftware line.
Antique cast iron wall mounting candle or latern holder
This is a 19th century item that I bought from an estate sale. I have gone online to see if anything resembles this candle/latern holder. Some items I have seen resemble and are in the $800.00-1,000 range. My candle/latern holder swivels.
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.
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.
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.
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.