Daylight company of Chicago was founded by four Aladdin employees ( Robert W. Buettner, Theodore. H. French, J. F. Novey and Harry G. Weaver) who left The Mantle Lamp Company to create their own company. The offices were at 537 Daylite Building, Chicago, Illinois.
They worked with the Edward Miller & CO Mantle Lamp Department to create a mantle lamp based upon the Miller mantle lamp fonts, gallery and burner basket. The Daylite design differed from the other lamps manufactured by Miller in that the upper inner wick tube was part of the burner and not just the upper part of the centre draft tube. This solved a couple problems that typically appeared during the use of centre draft lamps. Most noticeable was the removable inner wick tube made the installation of a new wick much easier. Also, the heavier solids in Kerosene tended to stick the wick to the wick tubes over time making it harder to adjust the wick. A removable inner wick tube allowed the user easy access to the tubes for cleaning. Anyone who had to deal with a sticking hard to adjust wick would love this feature.
Daylite burner patent 1193134
The Daylite Company had an interesting history with the Mantle Lamp Company (Aladdin). First the Daylite Company was formed by Aladdin employees who had a revolutionary new idea for a removable inner wick tube which made changing wicks much easier. Then Aladdin sued the Daylite Company for stealing a confidential client list. During the court proceedings it was brought out that the list in question had previously been given freely to other companies by Aladdin so was in the public domain. When the Daylite Company ceased operations Aladdin agreed to provide supplies to support the DayLite dealer chain and customers. The Daylite Lamp Company ended up giving their client list to Aladdin. Aladdin supplied Daylite dealers and customers with Cap mantles, chimneys, model 6 flame spreaders, model 6 mounted wicks and the #301 glass shade. All of which are functional replacements for the corresponding Daylight supplies and can still be used today to burn a Daylite lamp.
As it turns out the Aladdin model 6 gallery can also be used on the Daylite lamp letting the lamp be used with the more common KoneKap mantle. If you add the Aladdin KoneKap to Lox-On mantle adapter you can burn DayLite lamps with Lox-On mantles.