Chimney Sizes for Common Center Draft Lamps

 


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Chimney Sizes for Common Lamps

(European Lamp Chimneys are listed below)

Measuring the base diameter of chimneys

It is not difficult to measure the slip-fit width to know which chimney to order.  Expensive calipers are not required.  At left you will see a child's pencil compass used to measure between the base of two opposing chimney fingers.  The compass is then laid on a rule and the width is known.  In this case I was measuring a New Juno #1 and the base diameter is slightly over 2".  A chimney should NEVER push against the base of the chimney fingers, so in this case a 2" slip-fit chimney is proper. Click on the photos to enlarge them.  If you  do not have calipers or dividers, measure the circumference of an existing chimney or inside the chimney fingers and divide by 3.14 to get the fitter diameter required

Center Draft Lamps common in the United States

This list originated from a Macbeth chimney catalog dated about 1900.

Admiral

American #1

American #2

Aurora

B&H # 0

B&H #1

B&H #2

B&H #89

B&H #96

Banner #0

Banner #1

Banner #2

Banner #3

Belgian #2

Belgian #1

Belgian #0

Belgian #00

Belgian Mammoth

Bristol Electric

Bristol #1

Bristol #2

Bristol #3

Bristol Mammoth

Colonial (P&A)

Columbia

Connecticut

Dresden #2

Dresden #3

Empress #2

Empress Mammoth

Eureka CD #2

Globe Incandescent #2

Haida #1

Haida #2

Improved Ansonia

Improved M&W

Juno #0

Juno #1

Juno #2

Juno #3

Juno #30

Juno Mammoth

Jupiter (P&A)

Liberty #1

Liberty #2

Little B&H

Little Jewel

2 5/8"

2"

2 5/8"

2 ½"

1 9/16"

2"

2 5/8"

4 ½"

4"

2"

2 ½"

2 7/8"

4"

1 7/8"

2 ½"

2 5/8"

3"

3"

2 ½"

2"

2 5/8"

4"

4"

2 5/8"

2 5/8"

2 5/8"

2 5/8"

2 15/16"

2 5/8"

4"

2 5/8"

4 ½"

2"

2 5/8"

2 5/8"

2 5/8"

1 9/16"

2"

2 5/8"

4"

2 5/8"

4"

2 5/8"

2 ½"

3"

1 9/16"

1 3/8"

 

 

Little Prince

Little Royal

Magnet #2

Meriden #2

Meteor #2

Meteor #3

Meteor Mammoth

Meyrose #2

Meyrose #3

Miller Champion

Miller #0

Miller #1

Miller #2

Miller #3

Miller Student

Naugatuck #2

New Vestal

Niagra #1

Niagra #2

Parker #2

Parker #3

Pittsburgh #2

Pittsburgh #3

Plumwood #2

Plumwood #3

Radiant #4

Radiant #5

Radiant #98

Rayo

Rayo Jr.

Rival

Rival #2

Rochester Jr/ #0

Rochester #1

Rochester #2

Rochester #3

Royal #1

Royal #2

Royal #3

Success

Tiny Juno

Tiny Miller

Trenton #1

Trenton #2

Vestal #2

Yale #1

Yale #2

Yale #3

 

1 3/8"

1 3/8"

2 5/8"

2 5/8"

2 5/8"

4"

4"

2 5/8"

4"

2 5/8"

1 9/16"

2"

2 ½"

4"

1 9/16"

2 5/8"

2 ½"

2"

2 9/16"

2 5/8"

4 ½"

2 ½"

4 ½"

2 ½"

4 ½"

2 ½"

4 ½"

4 ½"

2 5/8"

2"

2 ½"

2 5/8"

1 9/16"

2"

2 5/8"

4"

2"

2 5/8"

4"

2 ½"

1 9/16"

1 9/16"

2"

2 5/8"

2 5/8"

2"

2 5/8"

4"

Another, more comprehensive list from Macbeth catalog #11, dated 1901.

 

European Lamps

The tables listed below are intended to provide more information on lamp chimneys in general.

The symbol ‘’‘ , referred to as ‘line’, is an old measurement that changed from country to country. For comparison, a 20'’‘ lamp was rated as 50 candlepower and a 30 ‘’‘ as 100 candlepower when the lamp was a center draft design using a circular wick. The system of line measurement is of German origin and was widely adopted. There is no exact conversion of line to chimney dimensions or wick sizes.

The following table, taken from an old British publication, lists the principle chimneys and globes and gives their dimensions and fittings. The list gives alternative names where they are known.  You will note that some lamps are listed under various sizes - they varied.  This is a guideline only...measure your lamp to be sure of the size chimney it requires.

Base Diameter Lamp

1 1/8"

Nutmeg and Acorn

1 3/16"

1 '’‘ Lilliput

1 1/4"

Improved Wonder

1 5/16"

10 Defries, 3 '’‘ Lantern, 6 '’‘ Kosmos, P&A Victor, E. Miller Boudoir

1 3/8"

10 ‘’‘ Wizard

1 7/16"

8 ‘’‘ Kosmos

1 ½"

10 ‘’‘ Securitas, Original Wonder, 15 Defries, 0 Miller, 0 Rochester, 0 Union, 1 Thermidor, 6 Slip, 5 ‘’‘ Lantern, Stella, 10 ‘’‘ Kosmos

1 9/16"

2 Termidor

1 5/8"

Gem, Miller #0

1 3/4"

8 Bulge, Bijou, Queens 12 ‘’‘, Kosmos 12 ‘’‘

1 7/8"

15 ‘’‘ Wizard, 15 ‘’‘ Mikado, 15 ‘’‘ Ophir, 14 ‘’‘ Securitas, 30 c.p. Belge, 15 ‘’‘ Charmer, 15 ‘’‘ Reform, 10 Sunbeam, 10 Triumph, 10 Daylight, 14 ‘’‘ Orion, 14 ‘’‘ Radiant, 14 ‘’‘ Progress, 14 ‘’‘ Britelite, 14 ‘’‘ Southwark, 14 ‘’‘ Superba, 14 ‘’‘ Queens; many small European burners with galleries, including small duplex burners and Kosmos #12 burner; Veritas "The Reader,"  Hinks Coronation Hand Lamp, student lamps (special chimney)

2"

14 ‘’‘ Lighthouse, 1 Miller; Miller New Vestal; 1 Rochester, 1 Union, 4 Silber, 14 ‘’‘ Vulcan, 14 ‘’‘ Kosmos (Brit?), STUDENT LAMPS and larger German & French banquet lamps  (MacBeth #6 chimney)

2 1/16"

16 ''' Court, 16 ''' Eagle, 20 Defries, 15 ''' English Sun, 15 ''' Viceroy, 18 ''' Queens, 10 Bulge or Slip, Eureka, Comet, Queen Anne, Tram, Kosmos 14 ''' (AM)

2 1/8"

#0 Rochester-Miller, #0 size Queen Ann burner, 16 ''' Wizard, 16 ''' Ariel, 16 ''' Helios, 16 ''' Orbit, 16 ''' Radiant, 16 ''' Perfection, 18 ''' Southwark, 15 ''' Clarissa, Candesco, Esso, Edina, Arro, Morelite, Lucisca, New Fumar, Pifco, Challenge, Kronos, 16 ''' Odin, 15 ''' Matador, 15 ''' Reform Wonder, 16 ''' Vulcan, 16 ''' Kosmos

2 1/4"

16''' Vulcan, 16 ''' Kosmos

2 3/16"

15 ''' Marvel, 15 ''' Sunbeam, 15 ''' Triumph, 15 ''' Daylight

2 3/8"

1 New and Old Defries, 18''' Vulcan, Paragon

2 7/16"

18 ''' Kosmos; special chimney for Globe Vulcan/Imperial

2 1/2"

 Duplex and Argand center draft, Perfection, 60 c.p. Granville Belge, 12 p. Mitraileuse, 50 c.p. Belge, 2 Silber, 54 c.p. Annular, 45 c.p. Hinks, Nusunlite, Duplex, Comet or Tram.  All 20 ''' - Wizard, Ariel, Juno, Hesper, National, Venus, Blitz, Imperial, Premier, Clarissa, Matador, Cilaxo, Helios, Sunrise, Marvel, Sunbeam, Triumph, Daylight, English Sun, Radiant, Veritas 20''', Sun Pine, Odin

2 9/16"

20 ''' Court, 20 ''' Eagle, Sunlight, Rarelight, Litenite

2 5/8"

Royal, Rayo, B&H, Miller #2 (GWTW style), Duplex, Central Draft and Aladdin Heelless: MATADOR: GWTW and #1 Queen Ann Burners,  Radiant, Rochester, Fostoria, 2 Miller, 2 Rochester, 2 Union, 2 New and Old Defries, Famos, 11 Aladdin, Handlan-Buck

2 3/4"

14 Slip or Bulge

2.841"

24 ''' Vulcan

2 7/8"

30 ''' Marvel, 30 ''' Triumph, 30 ''' Sunbeam, 30 ''' Daylight, 5 Anucapnic

2 15/16"

80 Hinks, 30''' Belgian; Dresden-Empress-Liberty; Radiant 5; P&A Banner #2 & Plumwood

3"

All 30 ''' - Juno, Hesper, National, Venus, Blitz, Imperial, Premier, 100 c.p. Belge, 1 Silber, Comet, Sun Pine, Victoria 8; Miller Liberty & Dresden 2/0

3 1/16"

Various obscure 30 ''' - Clarissa, Matador, Court, Eagle, 3 Old Defries

3 1/8"

30 ''' Veritas, 30 ''' Vulcan, Triplex, Victoria 9, 20 c.p. Matrailleuse, 7 Anacupnic, Hesperus; British Tri-plex.

3 3/8"

30 ''' Monstre, 30 ''' English Sun

3 1/2"

9 Anacupanic

3 3/4"

12 Anacapnic

3 7/8"

50 ''' Vulcan

3 15/16"

10 Union

4"

Miller #3, Rochester #3, store lamps, B&H #96, 200 c.p. Juno #3

4 1/4"

60 ''' Veritas

4 1/2"

B&H #89, Globe Incandescent and The Pittsburgh (rare double constriction - see illustration below)

 

 

 

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