International lamp manufacturers A – G

austramaxlamptyler

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.

barnardplews

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.

barnardlampconnolly

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.

blanchard1215running700cpmcrae

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.

barnard1215lamprunningharvey

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.

blanchard1000mcrae blanchard1000runningmcrae

Blanchard lamp Model 1000
also appears in the 1929 catalog as Model 1215 above.
This kerosene fueled lamp was rated at 100 cp
and is so stamped on the burner
along with a date of May, 1922.
This lamp is in Neil McRae’s collection.

blanchard1128mcrae

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.

blanchard1370connolly

“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.

blanchard1307goebel

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.

bpcleary1

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.

continentallichtmodel66leger continentallichtno66runningleger

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).

continentallichttablelampcaunter

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.

volcan400lampmcrae

This 61cm tall lamp is stamped Volcan Industria Argentina No. 400.
The manufacturer, Cuareta y Cia, was located in Buenos Aires.
Neil McRae, whose collection this is in,
believes this kerosene fueled lamp produces 300 cp (left image).
The lamp includes a black enameled shade ring.

eveningstarr92061 eveningstarburner

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.

eveningstarr92075bracketlamp

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.

eveningstarbracketindoorred eveningstarbracketindoorburnerred

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.

eveningstarr92078chandelierrunning

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.

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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.

kildarktablelampkg2392nreynolds

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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Falk, Stadelmann, a company located in London, England, sold this Nova lamp model.
This lamp, in Conny Carlsson’s collection,
came with a ribbed shade as seen here (left).
The burner and associated parts on this match lighting lamp (right)
are as those found on some Gloria Light Co., Chicago, models.
Other appliances sold by this company were likely imported
from National Stamping & Electric Works, Chicago (McRae).

novanoshade novarunning

The Nova brand lamp was branded by Falks Veritas, a UK company,
but manufactured by National Stamping and Electric Works, Chicago, USA.
It is a torch lighting 300cp gasoline lamp in Neil McRae’s collection.
The shade is a modern reproduction.

gloriaoxogaslampaustraliapress

This unmarked Gloria Oxo-Gas table lamp
was found by Tony Press in Australia.
It may have been made by the Gloria Light Co. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Australia,
or more likely imported by them from the Gloria Light Co., Chicago, U.S.A.
Oxo-Gas Table Lamp No. 1 with this shade
appears in the Gloria-Chicago Catalog No. 21 circa 1916.

gloriac.1937lamprunningpress

gloriac.1937lampvalvespress

The Gloria Light Co. of Australasia, Melbourne, Australia, made this lamp around 1937. The lamp and a Model 379 lantern were probably the last gas lighting appliances made by the company before only producing electrical equipment, according to Tony Press, whose collection this lamp is in. This gasoline fueled lamp is preheated by a separate slotted fuel line (lower image) controlled by the red valve.

igraetzin915hlamprunningloos

This Graetzin 915H lamp was made by Ehrich & Graetz,
Berlin, Germany, circa 1910-15.
It is a 90 cp, alcohol gravity lamp.
The donut tank holds 1.5 liters and will burn for 10 hours,
according to its owner, Roland Loos.

petrolamp3

This a Petromax 816 table lamp, made by Ehrich & Graetz, Germany,
that has been converted from a wall bracket lamp to a table lamp
with an optional kit sold by the company.
This lamp is in Alan Ford’s collection.

petromax816withshadeloos petromax816loos

Another Petromax 816 table lamp, that was very likely made by Graetz KG,
Altena, Germany, in the 1950’s (Breidenstein).
This lamp, in Roland Loos’ collection, was new in the box when he got it
and with a shade and globe that Roland believes are original.

petromax899caiti

Petromax Baby lantern Model 900 was also sold
as lamp Model 899 with a reflector,
base stand, and ring to fasten the lantern into the stand.
This lamp, in Juan Caiti’s collection,
also came with an optional fringe (not shown).
The lamp appears in a 1934 catalog.

petromax834jesse petromax834runningjesse

Petromax Model 834 produces 200 cp (right image)
and is a sinumbra design (doesn’t cast a downward shadow).
The kerosene is pressurized in the donut-shaped fount above the burner.
A pump and pressure gauge are both mounted on the top of the fount.
This lamp is in Tobias Jesse’s collection.

petromax835vangulik petromax835racekrunningmuller

Petromax Model 835 is a 60cm tall lamp with a steel fount and built-in pump.
Walter van Gulik owns the 835 on the left while the 835 on the right,
in Dieter Müller’s collection, is also badged F. R. Racek, India.
The reflector on this one is marked Swan, another Asian brand.
Walter van Gulik dates his 835 to the end of WWII.
This 400 CP model uses kerosene.

 

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