US lamp manufacturers G - L

The Gloria Light Co., Chicago, Illinois,
advertised this Oxo-Gas table lamp No. 2 with the art glass shade
for $14.00 in a catalog that dates to around 1916.
The shade is missing the glass bead fringe.
This 300 cp gasoline lamp and shade are in Dwayne Hanson's collection.
Image by Darcy Vantiger.


This small torch lighting, twin mantle table lamp was made by
the Gloria Light Co., Chicago, IL,
and sold by the Best Light Co., Canton, OH.
It was probably made between 1910-1925.
The steel base of the fount of this lamp has rusted through.
This lamp is in Neil McRae's collection


The Gloria Light Co. also made this lamp.
This unidentified model in Craig Seabrook's collection is not marked;
Neil McRae has designated it Model "B" based on the burner,
until such time as more catalogs appear to give it a more definitive identification.
Neil suspects that the turban fount on this lamp
and the Knight Light lamp below were made by Coleman.


This torch-lit lamp was probably made by the Gloria Light Co.
It was sold by Incandescent Light & Supply as their Model 80
and by Knight Light Co as Model KK.
There are no markings on the lamp.
Neil McRae was successful in running this kerosene lamp (right).


Another torch-lit lamp that was probably made by the Gloria Light Co.,
likely dates to around 1915 based on its design and parts.
The lamp is unusual in having a built-in pump (right),
a feature that was not regularly incorporated into lamps until a decade or so later.
The lamp is missing the tip cleaner rod and wheel
that entered the bottom of the generator.


This  lamp, in Matt Reid's collection,
was almost certainly made by the Gloria Light Company for the
Incandescent Light & Supply Co, per Neil McRae.
The lamp came from an estate that had two lamps from the same source,
the other being from Incandescent Light & Supply Co.


We believe this torch lighting, gasoline lamp was sold by the Home Mfg. Co., Des Moines, Iowa.
This two-mantled, 300 cp lamp, in Neil McRae's collection,
is easily recognized by the turned-down valve stem and wheel.
The shade and shade holder are not original to this lamp.
To date we have been unable to match any of its construction with known lamp manufacturers
If you have one of these unique lamps, please contact me.


Imperial Brass Co. of Chicago made this table lamp
around 1915-1920.
Designed as a kerosene burner,
Neil McRae has it running here on white gas (left).
The lamp has a generator heater (right)
to assure that fuel reaching the mantle
is vaporized well enough to burn properly.


Kero Gas Lamp #3514 (label on fount base) was made by
The Incandescent Light & Stove Co. (ILSCO), Cincinnati, Ohio.
This lamp was probably a torch-lit lamp
before it was converted to "quick lite" with a Coleman burner.
The shade is number 318 by Coleman.


The fount and filler cap on this unidentified lamp are nearly identical
to the Incandescent Light & Stove Co. lamp above.
The unique burner is missing the generator, shade holder, and valve stem.
This lamp is in Jon Schedler's collection.
Please contact me if you have a similar lamp.


We also believe this lamp was made by ILSCO
based on similarities to the mixing chamber and other burner parts
on this possible ILSCO lantern (McRae).
The lamp is fitted with a No. 77 Coleman generator,
however the hole for the generator in the mixing chamber is larger.
This lamp is in Roland Chevalier's collection.
Please contact me if you have a similar lamp.


Justrite Mfg. Co. of Chicago made two table lamp models,
without a built-in pump, left - in Neil McRae's collection,
and with a built-in pump (center).
The air chamber may have been added to hide the valve assembly
This model has a unique check valve gasket in the built-in pump
that is lead, rather than cork or rubber (right).


Made by A.G. Kaufman, New York, NY, these 335 cp kerosene "Senior" table lamps
varied primarily in handle and fount ornamentation,
based on information collected by Neil McRae.
Model 401 - Ionic (left) is in Craig Seabrook's collection,
Model 402 - Colonial (next to left) is in Kenny Connolly's collection,
Model 403 - Empire (next to right) is in Neil McRae's collection,
and Model 405 - Rococo (right) is in Peter Cunnington's collection.


This Kaufman Model 404 - Louis XIV Senior lamp
was made earlier with a more rounded fount than the ones above.
Glenn Knapke, whose collection this is in,
found traces of the original Tiffany Verde Green paint
on the cast metal handle.


The 335cp kerosene "Junior" model lamps are Kaufman's 604 (left)
& 605B (right) Greek or Roman Torch.
They are 4" shorter than the lamps above with a smaller, 1 pint fount (Neil McRae).
Kenny Connolly repainted the steel fount on his lamp on the left
which has an ornate slip-on cast iron base ring.
The original Verde green finish is on the fount and handle of the lamp on the right,
which is in Craig Seabrook's collection.


The A. G. Kaufman Manufacturing Co.
also made this bracket lamp.
The model number is unknown
but the burner was used on at least a couple of table lamp models,
according to Neil McRae, whose collection this is in.
This lamp is missing the generator; the air intake is a square, horizontal tube.



This torch lighting Reading Lamp, in Conny Carlsson's collection,
was made by the Knight Light Co, Chicago.
It appeared in several ads on November 18, 1910
in Chicago/Cook County and nearby Kentland, Indiana (McRae).
This Reading Lamp has a unique burner (lower, composite image).
The globe (upper image) is not original to the lamp.


Knight Light also made this single mantle Reading Lamp
and advertised it with the two mantle Reading Lamp above in 1910.
Both lamps were advertised as 300 cp gasoline models.
This lamp is also in Conny Carlsson's collection.
The shade (left image) is the same style as the original.


The Knight Light Co., Chicago,
made this Sunray lamp which they rated at 300 cp.
The burner and generator (right image) appear to have been made
by the Gloria Light Co., another Chicago company.
This lamp, with the original shade, is in Dwayne Hanson's collection.
An advertisement dated 1922 features this lamp.



This lamp is badged Knight Light Co. but is also stamped with a patent date
that was awarded to Robert Doran, President of the Gloria Light Co., Chicago.
Neil McRae, whose collection this is in, has designated it as Model "B"
as the Gloria lamp above only the generator on this one is a later design.
Neil dates these lamps to 1914-20.
Neil fitted the lamp with a Humphrey's globe.
The lower grayscale image shows that the burner has a upward diversion
with a "mantle cap" to continuously heat the generator.


Leacock Coleman, Ronks, Pennsylvania, made the Model 100 (left), 107ss (center) table lamps, and Model W107ss wall lamp (right)
which are based on the 1920's Coleman Quick Lite CQ and BQ models and with Coleman style burners (Neil McRae).
Model 100 has a steel fount, handle, and shade holder that Dan Leeds had to repaint as the original gold paint.
Model 107ss features a stainless steel fount and handle.
Model W107ss, in Bob Meyer's collection, also has the stainless steel fount and is dated Feb. 2003.
The table lamps have reproduction Coleman 329 shades; all these lamps take a separate pump and are match lighting.
Leacock Coleman is an Amish company whose primary market is Amish.


A.J. Lindemann & Hoverson Co., Milwaukee, WI,
made these Lind-O-Lite Model table lamps, Model 333A (left), and 330A (centers & right).
The center image of the lamp burner is of a lamp in Neil McRae's collection
There is a carburetor valve in the fount of the 330A, an AGM creation
that was also used by Prentiss Wabers and occasionally Coleman.
Model 333A (left image) is in the Nancy & George Remkus collection,
while the Model 330A lamp, with two Lind-O-Lite shades, is in Jon Schedler's collection.


This Lind-O-Lite lamp is unusual because it is a one mantle model.
Neil McRae believes the model number is in the 31_ series
as it is like Model 316 but with a different finish.
It appears to be earlier than the above model but is instant-lighting, I believe.
The fount is steel with a black crackle finish; the generator is a Coleman Q77.
This lamp, in Jerry Engbring's collection, is missing the shade holder.

 

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