The first Aladdin floor lamp was model 6 style 150 manufactured in 1915. It was fitted with an elegant silk shade and sold for a price of $60. Very few were sold and the remaining stock was eventually converted to electric and sold in cities to those who could afford the extravagant $60. price. The Mantle Lamp Company (predecessor to "Aladdin"), tried marketing the kerosene floor lamp again in 1928 with a model number 12 in style 1250. Two big factors contributed to it's success. One was the introduction of attractive and colorful paper shades. The other being a price that most people could afford!

  Many new styles of floor lamps were created over the next 24 years by Aladdin along with some very striking paper shades to adorn them. Not all the styles were cataloged by Aladdin so collectors could find examples of kerosene floor lamps that are "unlisted". This came about due to the fact that Aladdin manufactured both kerosene and electric floor lamps at the same time and parts were sometimes 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 in original condition due to the fact that many of them had painted finishes. Collectors often repaint the floor lamps in an attempt to restore their original color. You will also find many of the restored lamps will also have reproduction shades as well.

B-265 Floor Lamp



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