This listing is for ONE fully restored Alacite tall Lincoln Drape Aladdin oil lamp with nickel burner, gallery and fount cap. This lamp was made between 1940 to 1949, during WWII, when Franklin D. The lamp has no cracks or chips and is a very faint pink color.
This lamp base has been completely and carefully cleaned and have brand new Aladdin parts: Max Brite burners, Lox On mantles (not yet installed in photo of lamps), filler caps, and Max Brite chimneys. The parts on this lamp is nickel, but I also have a completely restored set of two Aladdin lamps in gold colored brass, if gold is your color choice. Completely assembled the lamp stand s 26 inches tall. These will last you forever, and you will be able to hand it down for generations. It is antique, but also very functional.My grandmother kept a similar pair in her home on the mantle for many years, and they were handed down to my uncle, who has now handed them down to his son. Will come in TWO boxes. In an effort to eliminate damage to the chimneys, mantles and burners, these parts will be packed in one box, and the fount will be packed in a 2nd box. When they arrive all you have to do is twist the burner onto the fount, twist the mantle onto the burner CAUTION! Do NOT touch the mantle with your hands, hold it by the wire top ONLY to twist it onto the burner. Follow the directions to light the mantle for the first time. Full directions are in the burner box. You will be amazed at how bright and consistent the light is that emanates from these lamps.
I hope you find your new lamp as intriguing, interesting, and beautiful as I do. They are completely usable and practical, as well as beautiful and collectible. The Max Brite hardware is the most popular and durable.
Their claim to fame is that if you experience a black out, you can use them as a source of light, and have bright light equal to a 60 watt bulb. They are really bright, so bright that you can comfortably read by them, and that may be important if electricity fails, or a storm hits. Mation About Alacite Glass and These Lamps. Alacite glass was developed in 1938 by Henry Hellmers, and was used to create many items before, during and after WWII, from ashtrays, coasters, to candy dishes and serving plates.
The color of Alacite is pure ivory, but changes in tone and color and purity, depending on when the lamp was made. For example, Alacite glass before 1942 used uranium as a color agent.
Lamps made with this will glow under a black light. Several Aladdin lamps and founts were made of Alacite and are still favorites of many collectors today. According to Chicago Antiques guide, Aladdin kerosene mantle lamps are very collectible. The collectibility comes from a combination of the many beautiful designs they come in, and the practicality of their usefulness. When we lose power, I can still read by an Aladdin lamp, but not by illumination of those cheap flat wick oil lamps most people have.
It is said that a properly maintained and adjusted Aladdin lamp is equivalent to a 60 watt bulb. The pattern of your lamps is called "Tall Lincoln Drape", because they also made a short version.
It came in four colors, Alacite , Ruby Crystal, Cobalt Crystal, and Clear Crystal. Alacite, Aladdin's name for their pinkish colored milk glass, is the most common, followed by Ruby, Cobalt, and Clear being the most rare.The item "Fully Restored Antique Aladdin Oil Lamp-Alacite Lincoln Drape, Nickel-1left" is in sale since Wednesday, July 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps\ Non-Electric\Oil". The seller is "cowgirljanice" and is located in Hesperia, California. This item can be shipped to United States.