The Edward Miller & Co Mantle Lamp Department manufactured a family of lamps to be sold by other companies. They used a common set of lamp bodies, burner bases, galleries, wicks and wick holders with very few modifications on all of these lamps. The Thomas manufacturing company sold Incandescent mantle lamps manufactured by Miller.
I know very little about what if any feature differences there were between the
Thomas lamps and the other Miller manufactured incandescent
mantle lamps. I would appreciate any additional information
that anyone is willing to share.
The Thomas Manufacturing company was founded in 1886 in Springfield Ohio. They manufactured a large variety of products including rope making machines, bicycles, gramophone needles and clock gears. The company moved to Dayton in 1910. Around 1914 or 1915 the company started offering mantle lamps manufactured by the Edward Miller & Co. mantle lamp department. The Thomas Manufacturing company ceased business during the depression in the 1930's
The drawings on this page are from a Thomas manufacturing
Company sales brochure that I had limited access to.