The Pitner Gasoline Lighting Co., Chicago,
made parlor lamp Model 2001.
Originally nickel plated, this torch-lighting lamp
has the fuel filler valve and control knob
under the sliding cover.
This 28" tall lamp is in Jeff Johnson's collection.
This lamp appears to be an earlier model made by Pitner
based on the similarities of the burner and other parts.
This 21" tall lamp has no preheating cup
and a vertical air tube.
The burner gratings are similar to the above lamp
but are easily bent.
This fount was probably made by the Pitner Gasoline Lighting Co.
In Henry Plews's collection, it lacked the correct burner assembly
as well as having the original top cut off to accommodate the incorrect burner.
The steel fount is 6 1/2" in diameter at the base and 4" high.
The valve and filler cap are exactly the same as on the Pitner Parlor Lamp above
while the fount is the same as on what we believe is a Pitner lantern.
This unmarked lamp may be the same model as above in Henry Plew's collection.
The mixing chamber on this lamp
is the same as on the unmarked lantern on this page
that we believe was also made by Pitner.
Unfortunately paper for Pitner appliances is almost nonexistent.
This lamp is in John Anderson's collection.
This lamp is badged as a Radiolite Mfg. Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Model 4A
but is stamped Ulfers Mfg. Co, Freeport, Illinois, underneath the paper badge.
The latest patent date is July 3, 1917.
The kerosene burner of this torch-lit lamp features two horizontal
air intake tubes and takes a mantle that ties at the top and bottom.
This lamp is in Jerry Engbring's collection.
The base of this lamp is stamped San Diego Lamp & Mfg. Co.,
San Diego, California and Patented 1924.
It shares a burner and gas preheater
with a lantern model made by this company.
The Aladdin 401 shade is not original to the lamp.
The brass fount finish was described by the maker as bronze (likely lacquered brass - Vantiger).
The San Diego lamp was also finished in nickel as seen here.
This lamp, in Dwayne Hanson's collection,
is outfitted with a shade that was sold with this model.
This Model 296 lamp is badged Standard-Gillett Light Co.,
Chicago, (Illinois), and appears in Catalog No. 31, circa 1910.
The cowl is stamped with Patent No. 912,185,
for the burner with the automatic cleaning needle (right image),
that was issued in 1909 to Oscar Seehausen of that company.
This 400 rated cp gasoline lamp was restored by Conny Carlsson.
This unlabeled lamp was advertised by the Sun Gas Lamp Co., Kansas City, Missouri,
as their Home Reading Lamp No. 1 and their No. 1 General Utility Lamp.
The No. 1 lamp above, in Dwayne Hanson's collection,
has a fuel-air tube that rotates just below the right valve wheel (lower image)
to allow access to the mantle, globe, and burner parts.
This model was rated at 550 CP.
This unidentified lamp may belong with the Sun Gas Lamp Co lamp above.
Or it may have been made by the Economy Lamp Co, Kansas City, Missouri,
based on fount similarities to this lamp.
However, the burner (left image) is the same as on a Windhorst lamp
that can be seen near the bottom of this page.
This lamp is in Conny Carlsson's collection.
This Ann Arbor Arc, made by the Superior Mfg. Co., Ann Arbor, Michigan,
is an early lamp that resembles an arc lamp
except that the fuel comes directly up from the fount to the burner,
where it is heated in the passage below the upright mantle holder
and travels down to the orifice on the hexagonal surface below the O (right image).
A cowling that protects this lower part of the burner is missing.
This lamp is in Jim Lawrence's collection.
This unmarked torch-lit lamp has all the features
of appliances made by the Thomas Manufacturing Co., Dayton, OH.
We have no paperwork on this model,
which is likely kerosene fueled as other Thomas appliances.
The four arms on the burner supported a shade holder (missing).
This lamp is in Peter Cunnington's collection.
These are M1001 twin mantle "Kerosafe" kerosene table lamps
made by Thomas Manufacturing Co., Dayton, OH.
The lamps on the left and right are in Neil McRae's collection.
The lamp in the center is in Jerry Engbring's collection.
Neil was able to get one of his three models of this lamp running (right image).
Neil McRae has not learned the model for this Kerosafe lamp by Thomas Mfg.
but notes that it is similar to M1007.
This lamp is unusual in having a brass-sided, rather than steel, fount
and a nickel-plated, cast iron handle.
Thomas Manufacturing also made this outdoor bracket lamp, Model M1012.
This Kerosafe lamp, in Doug Dwyer's collection,
also uses kerosene as the brand name implies.
Note that the fount lacks feet to sit on a flat surface.
The Tures Lighting System arc lamp,
manufactured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Neil McRae took this image of the lamp
which is in Jerry Engbring's collection;
the globe may not be correct for this lamp.
These lamps may also have been manufactured by Tures.
The lamp on the left is in Jerry Engbring's collection; image by Neil McRae,
while the lamp running on the right is in Jon Schedler's collection.
The mica chimney appears to be original to the lamp.
The metal hemisphere at the right end of the generator is adjustable
to regulate the amount of air.
The burners on these unmarked lamps are nearly identical
to the burner on a Tures lantern, so we are reasonably sure that they
were made by Tures Mfg., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
These lamps, in Jerry Engbring's collection, lack the shade and filler cap.
The fount and handle (right) are as on an AGM P66 lamp
The unique vertical valve operates a tip cleaner much the same
as on a Coleman L220 lantern with a T88 generator.
This lamp also has unusual horizontal air tubes.
Turner Brass Works was located in Chicago, Illinois,
until 1907 when they moved to Sycamore, Illinois.
This Turner Brass Works arc lamp is also marked
Chicago, Illinois, below the burner.
The lamp is in Craig Seabrook's collection.
The hook to hang the lamp rests to the side when not in use.
Turner Brass Works, Sycamore, Illinois, probably made the
Model 800 lamp in the 1930's but advertised it with a rounded fount.
Sears sold this lamp finished in black and with this fount shape as their Model 7700.
This lamp has a glass globe which is barely visible in this image;
only the frame of the parchment shade is present.
Turner products often have the unique two control valves and characteristic pump seen here.
This lamp is in Craig Seabrook's collection.
Sears sold the above model Turner Brass lamp
in their Fall 1936 through Fall 1938 catalogs as their Model 7704.
It was described as having a brown enamel base and chrome trim (McRae)
This lamp, in Nick Kruzan's collection, has the original Macbeth Thermo globe
and top bracket to hold the globe in place.
Neil McRae was able to restore this kerosene fueled lamp
to running condition,
but he doesn't know the manufacturer.
It was made in the United States probably between 1915-1925.
If you can identify the manufacturer and/or model
please contact me.
While the burner assembly of this lamp is Coleman,
the lamp base and shade are mysteries -
Who made them?
If you can identify them, please contact me.
White Manufacturing Co., Chicago, Illinois,
made this No. 2 American Arc lamp circa 1900-1903
after which the company was purchased by Turner Brass Works.
This lamp, in Keith Letsche's collection,
includes a glass globe, 7" x 3" inner mica globe,
and adjustable rod to hold the mantle.
Windhorst & Co., St. Louis, Missouri, manufactured this donut lamp
that was a ceiling light in a railroad repair shop in Pennsylvania.
Henry Plews got a nice bright light from the lamp after he soldered a couple of parts
and aligned the generator tip with the center of the air intake tube.
The company name appears on the face of the pressure gauge.
This Windhorst lamp is also marked on the pressure gauge as the donut lamp above.
Conny Carlsson, whose collection this is in,discovered that this lamp has the same burner
(lower image) as the burners on a lamp model possibly made for the Sun Gas Lamp Co.,
Kansas City, Missouri, a company for which we can find no records,
only a couple of advertisements.
Yale Mfg. Co., Chicago, probably made this unbadged torch lighting wall lamp.
Lamp models with a similar flattened fount appear in a Yale catalog from 1912.
The filler cap is a distinctive size that we have only found on other lamps
that are badged by this company.
This lamp is in Fil Graff's collection.
This lamp is badged Yale Special Lighting System, Made by Yale Mfg. Co, Chicago.
The burner casting is unique to Yale Mfg. Co. as are the burner caps (right)
Both of these parts are as shown in a Yale patent issued on August 3, 1909.
With the original asbestos core removed
I filled the core of the generator with tiki torch material
and the lamp runs as it might have a century ago.
Another Yale Special Lighting System appliance,
this lamp, in Jon Schedler's collection, is running
with an original Yale Mfg. shade.
The shade probably had a beaded fringe when new.
We have limited catalog information for this company
so cannot be more specific about the model.
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