Oil and Kerosene Lamp Wicks

Oil lamps are a storied part of many historical moments as well as being part of various cultures and traditions around the world being used even today. Oil lamps are still important to many homes, granting us light when the electricity goes out and granting light in areas where electricity may not be reliable or even available.

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Oil lamps are also aesthetically pleasing and helpful in creating warm, relaxing atmospheres. Yet, if you don't have the correct parts and materials for an oil lamp, not only is that atmosphere disrupted with sputtering and spluttering, it may not even be safe!

The wick in your oil lamp is the most important part, especially in a kerosene burner. If the wick can't absorb and transport the oil to the top of your burner, you end up with an unreliable, dimmer light. Your lamp wicks should properly fit the lamp you are using and should be consistent in its absorption of fuel to give you the radiant or romantic illumination for the situation in which you need to use them for.

A properly maintained lamp, with the circular or flat wick can be surprisingly bright! And we want to ensure that your lamp wicks are the best you can use for the brightest and coziest lamp light for all your needs. We offer an admirable selection of highest-quality lamp wicks that we guarantee to fit and function in your kerosene lamp, new or old.

Except for our very special wick (#29916) which is a specialty wick for an imported burner, all of our wicks are made in the U.S.A. Our American made wicks are created of a supremely thick, double sewn cotton fiber and are versatile for replicas, new options, or your antique kerosene lamps helping your lamps perform flawlessly.

Each of our in-depth product descriptions for our lamp wicks features a wonderful 'How-To,' link to a guide that will get you started with the right wick.

Click our product photos for thorough lamp wick information, pricing, and our excellent guide to kerosene/oil lamp hardware.