Posted 10 years ago
I collect old oil lamps, and use them during our frequent power outages in the winter. I purchased this lamp recently at a flea market. The seller didn't know anything about it's history. It has a very large, cylinder shaped wick. The center of the lamp is hollow, I suppose to allow air to flow up the tube to the wick. I took it apart and cleaned the old sticky buildup off the working parts. When I fired it up, I was thrilled to find that it burns kind of like an Alladin lamp - much brighter than a normal lamp. The top of the burner reads "Royal PA Dorset Thomaston Conn Patd Aug 14, 1888". I would appreciate any information you can give me about this lamp.