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Lumo mantle Lamps

1909 - ?

Lumo Mantle lamp

Lomo lamp logo

The Lumo mantle lamp was sold by the John S. Noel Company of Grand Rapids Michigan and manufactured by Edward Miller & CO. Mantle Lamp Department.

John S. Noel Co., 604 Division Street Grand Rapids Mich. Claims 100cp, 16 hrs burning on one quart. (1909 ad) Their primary business was acetylene lighting and cooking plants. They doubled their factory space in 1918. They are also listed as importers and jobbers of gas, electric, kerosene and gasoline lighting (1916).

Lumo Mantle lamp knob


Lumo mantle lamp cover
Click on cover to download Lumo mantle lamp catalogue
21 meg PDF file, 24 pages incl. cover

Lumo mantle lamp


Lumo inner wick tube

There are multiple types of inner wick tube and burner attachments used throughout the Miller manufactured mantle lamps.

The Lumo lamp has a full length inner wick tube with flame spreader placement notch near the top and threads at the collar to attach the burner.

Lumo mantle lamp burner


Sears Bright as day lamp burner

gallery side view Gallery top view
gallery bottom view

The gallery used on the Lumo lamps is the common gallery shared among most of the mantle lamps manufactured by Edward Miller & CO. These gallerys used the then common cap mantle.


Filler cap used on the Miller mantle lamps

The Lumo lamp used the same filler cap as the other mantle lamps manufactured by the Edward Miller mantle Lamp Department. Note the centre hole. This was used to allow air into the bowl to equalize air pressure then the kerosene level dropped as the lamp was burning. Without the hole the lamp would self extinguish as a vacuum built up inside the bowl.


Sears Bright As Day lamp wick holder
Lumo wick carrier

Sears Bright as Day wick adjuster gears
Wick adjustment gear rides against the wick holder rack gear which rides inside the 'J' shaped bracket

Note: The Aladdin model 6 mounted wick fits in a Lumo mantle lamp.

Seras Bright as Day lamp flame spreader
Lumo flame spreader

Sears Brigt as Day Fount lamp Sears Bright as Day bare fount

Lumo Fount lamp


Daylite lamp blttom skirt
Bottom skirt on the Lumo fount lamp. Miller adapted their standard fount lamp for use with a mantle burner that uses a narrower diameter centre draft tube.


Lumo fount bottom skirt
Drip plate for fount lamp Top side of drip plate

Drip plate for Lumo mantle lamp


Lumo oil pot lamp

Oil pot lamp

Between around 1890 and 1915 glass lamps that were holders for oil pot lamps such as the "gone with the wind" lamps, vase lamps and fancy parlor hanging lamps became very popular among the expanding American middle class. These lamps came with a standard size oil pot lamp fitted with a round wick burner. When fitted to the lamp only the top part above the chime ridge was visible. Makers of mantle lamps offered mantle lamp oil pots as a lighting upgrade to those lamps.

Mantle lamps manufactured by the Miller Mantle Lamp Department offered this version based upon the tooling used for the Miller round wick oil pot lamps.

Lumo oil pot


Sundart side draft burner
Lumo also sold a side draft burner that was identical to the Sundart side draft burner except for labeling. These were sold separately to replace flat wick burners. They were not sold as part of a complete lamp
Photo from Bill Courter


German cap mantle used on early miller mantle lamps

Mantle lamps manufactured by Edward Miller & CO used a Cap mantle manufactured and imported from Germany between 1909 and 1914 when WWI started.

The frame consisted of a brass cone with a nickel steel or porcelain coated wire. They claimed that their cap mantle would fit any lamp that used cap mantles.


Wall mount bracket for Daylite fount lamp

Daylite wall mount bracket
Wall mounting bracket sold by Lumo.

Wall mount arm for Daylite font lamp



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