The first Aladdin floor lamp was a model-6, style number 150, manufactured in 1915. It had a Jap bronze finish (dark), and was fitted with an elegant silk shade. It was considered an elegant lamp, but also had the elegant price of $60 putting itself out of reach of all but the well to do. Very few were sold and the remaining stock was eventually converted to electric then sold in cities to those who could afford the extravagant $60. price.

The Mantle Lamp Company, (predecessor to Aladdin Industries Inc.), tried marketing the kerosene floor lamp again in 1928 with a model number 12 in style 1250. Two big factors contributed to it's introduction becoming a success. The first of which was selling it for a price that most people could afford, and the second, was the introduction of attractive colorful paper shades to adorn the floor lamps.

Aladdin created many new styles of floor lamps over the next 24 years along with some very striking paper shades to adorn them. Not all the styles were cataloged by Aladdin, which means collectors could find examples of kerosene floor lamps that are "unlisted". This came about mainly due to the fact that Aladdin manufactured its kerosene, and electric floor lamps at the same time. Doing so meant that, should the need arise, parts could be interchanged between the two. The last kerosene floor lamps to be manufactured by Aladdin left the factory in 1952.

While very few Aladdin collectors specialize in the floor lamps alone, it seems that most collectors of Aladdin table and hanging lamps do find room for examples of the floor lamps in their collections. The floor lamps can be quite hard to find with their original finish since many were simply painted, and the paint lacked durability compared to lamps that were plated.

Collectors often repaint the floor lamps in an attempt to restore their original color. You will find many of the restored floor lamps have reproduction shades as well since the original Aladdinite, or Whip-O-Lite shade,s were even less likely to endure the test of time. The only thing more rare than some of the Aladdin lamps themselves, are the shades that went on them.

Below you will find a list that contains examples of some of the floor lamps that were offered for sale. This is by no means a complete inventory of them, but rather, a simple sampling of them. Also you will see a listing for an "unlisted" lamp, which as stated above, could be an example of a floor lamp made using parts from both the electric and kerosene floor lamps. To this date I have been unable to find this particular lamp in any sales literature, or in J. W. Courter's book "Aladdin the Magic Name in Lamps”.

 

1. Aladdin 1251 floor lamp.

2. Aladdin B-265 floor lamp.

3. Aladdin B-270 floor lamp.

4. Aladdin B-272 floor lamp.

5. Aladdin B-276 floor lamp.

6. Aladdin B-279 floor lamp.

7. Aladdin B-281 floor lamp.

8. Aladdin B-284 floor lamp.

9. Aladdin B-286 floor lamp.

10. Aladdin unlisted floor lamp.

11. Aladdin B-1254 floor lamp.

12. Aladdin B-1258 floor lamp.

13. Aladdin B-294 floor lamp.