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Wicks for virtually every heater, stove and lamp made since 1850
Victorian Era Student Lamps
Student Sans Rival Chimney Page)
Student lamps using a 3/4" diameter
circular wick were in use by 1860. These lamps were of
an Argand style, a circular wick without a flame spreader.
To obtain a bright light for reading, the flame had to be
elongated, raised, to have the highest "flame front" possible.
With only a slender fuel and wick holder extended on a tube, with
the fuel reservoir providing balance on the other side of the
lamp, there was little material beneath the burner to induce
shade. The burner could also be adjusted for height.
It was then possible to adjust the lamp so that a book could be
read beneath the light source without an annoying shadow.
Student lamps were made in a great variety of
styles and qualities. Many of them were saved from
destruction when electric lighting became popular because they
were literally works of art. Many survived because they were
converted to use electric light bulbs: yes, people paid good
money to destroy the value and utility of fabulous oil lamps.
There were dozens of manufacturers of student
lamps, the most popular being Wild & Wessel, Plume & Atwood, E.
Miller, Kleeman and of course Manhattan. One of the best
resources on the subject is "Student Lamps of the Victorian Era,"
by Richard C. Miller and John F. Solverson, published in 1992.
Copies may still be found on eBay and Amazon.
Chimney, Sans Rival design, 1.888" base diameter, 10 3/4" tall -
Borosilicate glass, made in the USA from a mold made
from an original German Sans Rival chimney. $40.95
delivery requires extra postage required for chimney - $5.00)
Custom wick for Manhattan & Kleeman
Student Lamps. Includes complete, illustrated installation
instructions. 1 1/4" flat X 4.5" long, 0.065" thick. $8.95
Manhattan Student Lamp
Burning with the Student Sans Rival Chimney
Disassembled burner of Manhattan Student lamp burner
on the left, showing the short wick sleeve with stud that rides up
the center of the slot in the wick tube.
At right, when the burner is turned the stud slides in the spiral
groove to raise or lower the wick as the burner is turned.
|Heinrichs & Knopp Student Lamp, patented Dec
Heinrichs & Knopp wick sleeve
Heinrichs & Knopp original wick
L&B Belgian, 1875
Wild & Wessel Harvard
Double Harvard Student Lamp
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Center Draft Wicks - Wicks
available only from this Wick Shop.
Flat lamp wicks
Aladdin Lamp Wicks
Center Draft Lamp
from "Tiny" Junior to Mammoth lamps.
Fabulous "Sans Rival"
borosilicate chimney for 14''' Kosmos lamps
Student Lamp Sans Rival Chimney with
1 7/8" fitter!!!
Standard glass lamp chimneys
Sonnenbrenner Lamp Chimneys
Information on lamps:
Center Draft Kerosene Lamps
(Photos, information and history, etc)
restored center draft lamps
Care, Feeding and Restoration of Center Draft
installation for many)
Lamp manufacturers and brand names
- Dimension of
nominal base diameter by make, model and "line".
Early American Metal Font & Specialty Lamps
Aladdin Lamp History
Aladdin Lamp Wicks & Chimneys,
Aladdin - Exploded burner views
Flame Spreaders and
Vulcan, Imperial, Veritas,
Belgian, Hinks, Messenger's, Young's Court, etc.
Articles by Alex Marrack:
Site Index for all things Perfection
Kindler Wicking For Oil Stoves & Ranges
Alphabetical list of most kerosene heaters and the proper wick,
& cart checkout.
List by wick number and the heaters that fit them. (A
helpful guide for buying on eBay)
Measurements needed if you have an unlisted heater.
Care and Maintenance of Kerosene Heater Wicks
Installing Kerosene Heater Wicks - generic for unpinned
Owner's_Manuals & information for many kerosene heaters
Heaters - General types, how they work, recommendations
for some good ones - and those I would avoid.
Economic Benefits of
Troubleshooting kerosene heater common problems
In New Kerosene Appliances
Kerosene Heaters at Night
WATER IN KEROSENE causing "dwindling" and poor
Flame Spreader Heaters
and Lamps -
A Century of Excellence
Kerosene Heater Carts
why carry your heater around?
Kerosene Fuel Primer
Kerosene tank cradles
Building a Cradle
HEATERS MADE IN THE NETHERLANDS
Beatrice Boiling Stoves & Mini kerosene heaters
you can make
Sad Iron stoves; Wicks &
Wicking For Oil
Burning "WICKLESS" Stoves & Ranges
Kerosene Stoves, Lanterns and Ovens
Kerosene Stoves -
Recommendations on different models
Stove Maintenance and Storage
Butterfly A-822, 22 wick, all-aluminum
Butterfly #2487, 16 wick stove.
Butterfly #2412 Pressure
instructions for virtually any pressure stove.
Double Burner Stove;
good with any gravity flow stove.
Oven for Kerosene Stoves
Butterfly #2641, 10 Wick Stove
the least expensive emergency stove.
Butterfly #2698 Cook Stove -
THE Best Heavy Duty Cook Stove.
#828R Pressure Lantern;
same for most pressure lanterns.
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