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    Posted 5 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    Here's an early Model 12 Aladdin (font is Model 11, burner is Model 12, which was their earliest production for Model 12). C. late 1920s. Thrift-store find. $5.

    At some point in time, the lamp took a tumble, crushing the burner inward. You can see the damage in the last pic, on the right side where the brass is lighter. The pic is after I spent a while with a knife and hammer putting it back into shape. Someone had thrown a Queen Anne burner atop the Aladdin burner, but I'm not sure how that was at all functional?

    Pic 1 is as clean as it can get. It's pretty rusty. Pic 2 is as found.

    Likely a poor man's lamp, hence it's continued use.

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    1. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 5 years ago
      They are NEVER $5 when I see them, Nice find.
    2. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      They're probably in better shape when you see them. LOL.
      People can ask whatever they want, but that doesn't make it its value.

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