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Types of Lamps and Accessories in the Aladdin Family
                  


THE LEGEND OF THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

It was in 1908 that Victor Samuel Johnson perfected an oil lamb with a unique burner and incandescent mantle as a substitute for the smoky, flickering, wick lamps of the time.
  
He named it the "Aladdin Lamp" after the magical lamp in the Arabian Night's story. The name proved appropriate and in a few years millions of people throughout the world were relying on the new, almost magically brilliant Aladdin lamps to light their homes.
         
With the spread of metropolitan and rural electrification, the popularity of Aladdin lamps
as primary light sources diminished, but not their appeal as beautifully nostalgic and practical examples of a time past.
             
In fact, collecting antique Aladdin lamps has become a worldwide hobby and many early models are valuable collectors' items. Any of the more than 20 models of Aladdin lamps available today may be tomorrow's heirlooms, for they, like the lamp in this package, differ little from the lamps Mr. Johnson first began selling in 1908. This historic relationship is further strengthened by the fact that this lamp, and other genuine Aladdin lamps, are today marketed by ALH, Inc., a subsidiary of Aladdin Industries, Inc., a major corporation that has grown out of the Mantle Lamp Company of America, the company established by Mr. Johnson shortly the turn of the century.
           
 

Types of Lamps and Accessories in the Aladdin Family