International lamp manufacturers A - D

J.B. Arch & Sons of Boston, Lincolnshire, UK, made this Model 1410 bracket lamp,
except for the burner casting, which is by the Thomas Manufacturing Co., Dayton, Ohio, USA.
The pump has been fitted from a Tilley as the lamp came with the pump missing.
The device at the bottom of the fount includes a push rod to release the fount's pressure.
Neil McRae was able to run this lamp on a unique 50-50 mixture of kerosene and gasoline,
per the manufacturers' recommendation in an advertisement for their products.

Model 1411 table lamp by J.B. Arch & Sons
also runs on the same 50-50 mixture of kerosene and gasoline (right) as the above bracket lamp.
The lamp appears in information from approximately 1928-29 supplied to Neil McRae,
whose collection this is in, by Jeff Johnson.
The preheater torch (center) fits in a well in the side of the fount (left)
when it is not in use.

Austramax PTY. Ltd., Brunswick, Australia, made
a limited number of these lamps, perhaps in the 1960's,
according to Jason Tyler whose collection this is in.
Jason notes the similarity of this lamp to their lantern Model 3 300 from that period.
The handle is painted Bakelite.
He added the vent and globe to be like another that he has seen.

W. T. Barnard & Co. (Lamps) Ltd., London, England made this unknown model hanging lamp
This kerosene lamp is missing the top cowl.
It was made in the 1930's or 40's, per Neil McRae,
who took this image of Henry Plews's lamp.

Another Barnard lamp, this chandelier model was made and sold
by The Blanchard Incandescent Lamp Co., London, as Model B153 (Neil McRae).
This exceptional lamp, in Kenny Connolly's collection,
is missing the cowls from above the two burner units.
There is a pressure gauge on top of the fount
and a fuel level gauge below the badge on the side of the fount.

Blanchard Model 1215 appears in a 1929 catalog of that company,
according to Neil McRae, whose collection this lamp is in.
 Each burner is rated 350 cp; Neil thinks the lamp was producing 500 cp
when he took this image.
The fount is polished copper with a pressure gauge
and fuel level gauge as the lamp above.

This Model 1215 differs from the one above
in having longer arms and the cowls covering the burners are present.
This lamp is in James Harvey's collection.

Blanchard brand lamps were later made
by W. M. Still & Sons, Ltd., London, England.
Neil McRae notes that this Model 1128 hand lamp,
which is in his collection, was made from 1929 to 1943.
They were used during WWII by the British Army.
The lamp burns kerosene and is rated at 150 cp.

"The Blanchard" as this lamp is identified by the badge on the fount,
is Model 1370 by this company.
On this model the fuel level gauge is above the badge.
Kenny Connolly, whose collection this is in,
put a conical piece over the burner which is not original to the lamp.

This Blanchard lamp is badged
and has a fuel gauge as the preceding.
It appears to be Model 1307 (Neil McRae).
Karl Goebel got this unfired lamp in France in the original wood packing box.
The lamp was sent in 1951 to Portugal according to the paperwork.
The paperwork also identifies it as a 1300 series lamp.

This is a Cleary "B P" kerosene Standard Lamp.
The only light that British Petroleum ever made,
it was named for its inventor, Edwin Cleary.
This lamp is in Neil McRae's collection.
Neil says that this lamp produces 280 cp
and was manufactured circa 1922.
This is the quietest pressure light Neil has ever heard.

Continental-Licht und Apparatebau Gesellschaft m. b. H. Frankfurt am Main, Germany
made this Transportable Lamp No. 66 circa 1910.
This lamp, in Erik Leger's collection, is stored in its original case (left).
In use, the lamp was suspended by a cable within a several meter tall tripod.
The fount is pressurized by a separate foot pump (not shown).
The lamp is running (right) with two Aladdin mantles that are not large enough for the lamp
which was rated by the manufacturer at 1500 HK (= 1354 CP).

Continental Licht & und ApparatebauGesellschaft m. b. H.,
also made this Model 3715 table lamp.
It is a 200 hk gasoline lamp, according to Erik Leger,
who believes the filler cap (right) may not be original to the lamp.
Neil McRae took these images of the lamp, which is in Ian Caunter's collection.
The composition handle has an unusual varnish coating.
Note the tip cleaner lever under the frame.

Curtis's & Harvey, UK, made the Evening Star brand,
here R92061, may be a catalog #, rather than a model #.
The shade is for the photograph only.
The burner (right) is almost an exact copy of the
Coleman CQ twin burner table lamp.
This lamp is in Neil McRae's collection.

Another Evening Star lamp, this bracket or wall model, #92075
might also be called a wall lantern
since it was originally supplied with a mica globe and has a ventilator.
These lamps (#92061 above and #92075) were made between 1919 and 1931.
This lamp is in Neil McRae's collection.

Model R92071 is an Evening Star indoor bracket model.
Neil McRae, whose collection this is in, ran the model with gasoline (left image)
but had trouble heating the generator with the long, slender
Coleman mantle (left in the right image)
so he used a round, Bullfinch mantle on the right.
The knurled ring in the middle of the generator helps to install and remove same.

Model R92078 is an Evening star chandelier.
The correct burner assembly is on the right,
while the one on the left is a replacement
Coleman Quick-Lite made by a previous owner.
This chandelier lamp is in Neil McRae's collection.

Early (left) and late (right) Kildark Model KG232 table lamps
were made by Curtis's & Harvey, UK,
in the same period as they produced the Evening Star brand (above).
The burner parts (center) look comparable to an Akron Diamond brand (US)
but are not compatible except for the generators,
according to Neil McRae, whose collection these lamps are in.
The shades are not correct for this model.

Another Kildark model, this is the KG239.
An unusual model with a three-footed fount,
the metal finish is oxy copper.
This lamp is in Nigel Reynolds' collection
and was photographed by Neil McRae.


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