Electric light sources pose less of a fire hazard, but if you would prefer to safely use kerosene, we also have a selection of fonts, wicks, and other accessories.
Parts and accessories we offer include everything you might need to restore antique oil lamps. This includes burners, wicks, fonts, and oil tanks, which all ensure that your project is functional. Glass fonts, fancy chimneys, shade holders, and hanging hardware ensure that your project looks great.
We also offer miniature parts, collars, caps, and parts made specifically for use with Aladdin brand products. In addition to Aladdin brand parts, we also offer burners, chimneys, mantles, and shades. If you are restoring an Aladdin brand antique oil lamp, look no further.
Our selection includes everything you might need to restore one of these lamps to beautiful working order. Whether it’s a large, visible part, like a chimney or shade, or a small internal piece, you can find the Aladdin supplies you need.
Our selection of fonts and chimneys will allow you to create a beautiful restoration project. While fonts are an important functional part, they can also be eye-catching and beautiful, made from colorful and intricate glass. Chimneys are often less colorful, but they are essential and come in a variety of beautiful shapes. Miniature fonts and chimneys are also available.
If you would prefer to convert from kerosene to electric, we offer a variety of adapters and burners. We even offer reproduction antique electric burners that will make your project look more authentic. Our adapters can be used to electrify other objects as well, such as Mason jars or glass bottles.
Finally, we also carry a number of complete kerosene lamps. These are great for those who love this antique style, but who don’t have time for a restoration project.
Our selection includes products from Aladdin, Dietz, and other brands, and these products are available in many different styles, from traditional to casual, including lantern styles. We also carry products for use on tables, walls and hanging fixtures.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are antique oil lamps worth?
Most antique oil lamps sell for between $25 to $150. However, some types of antique oil lamps are more valuable than others. When it comes to collectability and value, some of the traits collectors and appraisers look for are: good condition, decorative fonts of molded glass with geometric shapes or patterns, pressed glass, depression glass, or other glasses such as mouth-blown glass, transfer wear, and hand-painted designs. Collectors should also seek out a maker's mark, stamp, or manufacturer's name on either the stem, crystal or prism holder, burners, or wick holder.
How can you tell if an oil lamp is antique?
Look for these features to identify if your lamp is an antique or not:
How old is the Oil Lamp?
- Use a black light next to the lamp in a darkened room. New oil lamps are held together with glue, and new glue fluoresces (or glows) in blacklight. Old, antique lamps have glass parts that are fused together and do not use glue.
- Though not 100% foolproof, look at the oil lamp's hardware. Bolts that are entirely threaded for their entire length instead of a portion of it threaded, for example, means the bolts and the lamp are probably new.
- New lamps use glue—while many antique lamps will use plaster to fill in any spaces between body and hardware. Carefully examine the joints to see if you can spot plaster.
- Look for certain styles. Understanding and knowing the style an oil lamp is in may help you to determine whether an oil lamp was made by a certain manufacturer at a certain time.
- Identify the type of burner your oil lamp has. There are six primary types of oil lamp burners that can be used to identify what type of fuel your lamp uses and may determine how old it is.
Curved stone lamps were found in places dated to the 10th millennium BC (Mesolithic, Middle Stone Age period.) The "Argand Lamp," the antique oil lamp most of us are familiar with, consists of a container for oil with the addition of a cylindrical wick to give a larger surface area for a larger frame and a glass tube chimney to direct draft. This design first saw use in the 18th century, roughly 300 years ago.