|Object ID #||1990.021.013abcdefg|
|Object Name||Lamp, Kerosene|
|Title||Model 11 Aladdin Lamp|
|Lexicon category||2: Building Furnishings|
|Credit line||In Memory of Edwin Miller|
|Year Range from||1922|
|Year Range to||1928|
|Artist||The Mantle Lamp Company of America Inc.|
|Made||The Mantle Lamp Co. of America Inc.|
|Place of Origin||Chicago, Illinois, United States of America|
Model 11 ALADDIN kerosene lamp (a). It is accompanied with a glass chimney (b), lamp burner (c), a reservoir filler cap (d), a three-armed lamp shade support (e), a Model 11 "generator" wick cleaner (f), and a cardboard shade (g).
|Makers mark||Stamp on knob|
Manufactured by The Mantle Lamp Co. of America Inc. in Chicago, USA.
Formerly owned by Caroline and John Miller. Caroline's parents were Jacob and Elizabetha Ruppenthal. The Millers lived in a farm house south of Hanover, in Normanby Township, Grey County.
Last owned by Dorothy Miller (neé Miller), who was married to Edwin Miller, a brother of the last two occupants of the Miller farmhouse. They were twin brothers, Noah and Aaron Miller.
|Collection||Household Equipment, 20th-c Collection|
|Found||Normanby Township (formerly), Municipality of West Grey, Grey County|
Miller, John & Caroline
Aladdin lamps were an improvement for lighting that became very prevalent in the 1930s. They used a "mantle" at the burner area, and gave a bright white light. The Mantle Lamp Company of America" (later to become "Aladdin Industries Inc.") produced them. They had round wicks, that provided an even, non-flickering flame, compared to the flat-wicked kerosene lamps. By the early 1930s, several million Aladdins had been sold in North America.
The Model 11 lamp was introduced earlier, in 1922. It was produced in the North American market from 1922-1928. Quite a few rural households and schools in Grey County used Aladdin lamps for illumination until hydro reached their areas in the 1940s-1950s.