Skip to comments.So what's an Aladdin lamp?
Posted on 09/19/2012 3:01:13 PM PDT by djone
A new century had come to America, People still lived by the flickering light of flat wick oil or kerosene lamps. The dawn of the century was about to change. bringing light into those lives. "Aladdin Industries Inc." was to bring America forth from its darkness with a unique product--the Aladdin mantle lamp. Victor Samuel Johnson was born in Nebraska and grew up on a farm there. ....In 1905 he saw a German lamp that made superior light with the use of a cone shaped "mantle" which was suspended above the lamps flame. The flame heated the mantle, causing it to glow and produce a bright white light. The German lamp also made use of a round wick and a center draft tube which allowed a very even burning flame that did not flicker.......It did not take Victor long to realize the sales potential of such a lamp. In 1908 he incorporated "The Mantle Lamp Company of America" and in early 1909 the first "Aladdin" lamp was introduced to America....
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Here is the factory’s website.
I sold these for many years for a hardware distributor that I worked for. They are a very fine quality product which rivals a Coleman gas lantern as far as light quality is concerned. And they burn clean if you use the proper kerosene.
It looked like they have a dealer locator function on the website.
Yes, I have used them and wondered where to get another. Thanks for the link! they are incredibe.
Yes, I have used them and wondered where to get another. Thanks for the link! they are incredible.
They also ain’t cheap.
They sure aren’t cheap.
I collect antique kerosene lamps. I have a couple of Aladdin’s. They burn cleaner, longer and produce more light than any of the others.
The Cadillac of lamps!
Some don’t like the odor of Kerosene. There is a substitute called Klean-Heat for heaters that works great in lamps too, but it’s about 18 bucks a gallon. I stashed a couple gallons for the lamps, it has virtually no odor provided the lantern has never burned the smelly stuff before.
http://www.lehmans.com has all kinds of stuff for lanterns, thousands of parts, Alladin too.
The much cheaper version of a common oil lamp is widely available, low tech, and its fuel is common and stable as well. While it does not produce as much light, the light is pleasant, and other than the lamp itself, you only need oil and wicks. And matches or a lighter, or course.
If you want to go higher tech, since LED lights consume so little energy, much of a home’s light could be provided by home energy generation. An LED light with a Lumen output of 1600, about the same as a good incandescent 100W bulb, only consumes between 16-20 watts.
And here’s a good way to generate energy.
I personally would prefer solar panels and LED lights. Unfortunately they are generally not bright enough to read comfortably with.
I have solar panels, not in use. Wind generator and solar panels here make a very good low current power source. Not for refrigeration.