Be Prepared for those unexpected Electrical outages due to Summer and Winter Storms or Floods.
As our nation becomes increasingly aware of the need to be prepared for any emergency, this is an excellent time to consider the use of that dusty old lamp setting in your attic, basement, or garage. Go Green by using past manufactured lighting, which can be restored to original function and beauty.
With special consideration and needed Replacement or Repair Parts, old Lamps can be made functional again.
Table Lamps without shades can have tripod or ring holders added, to hold shades in a multitude of styles. Wall Brackets with or without reflectors will hold some types, and keep them up and out of reach of small children. Other lamps will hang from the ceiling.
The pictured Cranberry Lamp was found with the spider arms cut off the under-burner tripod shade ring which was originally attached to the burner and Gallery. It now has a brand new burner, and sets at the top of our Secretary. The Font of this lamp is made to set into a wall bracket or hanging holder. With the simple addition of a Shade Holder, this lamp could be made more elegant with a Glass Shade.
Under burner tripod & shade rings are the easiest to replace by unscrewing the burner, centering the shade ring on the font & screwing the burner back in place. The under burner ring holder offers the most support. Tripod holders have 3 wire spider like arms or fingers that are typically mounted on the gallery of the lamp burner, but some mount under burner. Those that sit on the gallery will be a very snug fit and most likely require you to start on the lip of the gallery & evenly snug into place with a pair of padded pliers, so you won’t damage the finish.
Our help page How to Measure a Lamp Shade You Wish to Match may be useful.
There are many sizes and styles of Clear Chimneys or Frosted Chimneys on the market, made to fit different types of lamp burners. Since they are easily broken, it’s a good plan to have spares wrapped and stored safely with your emergency supplies. You may find our How to Choose the Correct Kerosene or Oil Lamp Chimney Size information helpful.
Many other Repair Parts and Supplies are also available including Burners, Wicks, Wick Cleaners, Flame Spreaders, Mantles, Bug Screens, Collars, Fonts, Font Caps, Oil Tanks, Hanging Holders, Chains, Smoke Bells, and other misc parts. If you are unable to find what you need, please stop by the Midwest Emporium and ask. We will do our very best to help you.
Don’t have an old lamp? Brand new Genuine Aladdin Brand Lamps are still being produced and sold today. They come in many beautiful colors and will add a warm ambiance to most any Antique, Vintage, and Contemporary everyday Decor.
Regardless of the type of old oil light you have, most can be restored for use. And don’t forget to make sure you have plenty of extra parts and supplies on hand for emergency or survival use.