This Aladdin focused web section is a collaborative effort of
many people. Much
of it is based upon my own efforts of comparing lamp parts with
one another, then filtering what I've found through my knowledge
of manufacturing & marketing practices, as well as the study of
Aladdin documents such as price lists, sales literature, box labels
and lamp manuals. But
much of the content is also the direct result of email correspondence
with many people over the last few years. Unfortunately most
of these information tidbits have gone into notes (often
on the backs of envelopes), been merged with contributions from
others, then edited onto multiple drafts of web pages where
paragraphs may individually shift from draft page to draft page
before ever being uploaded into this web site. All this is a way
of saying that I have received a lot of help from individuals but
have lost track of who has contributed what for much of it. If
I have forgotten to mention anyone as a source it was not on purpose. So
first of all I thank each and everyone who has helped me along
in my research by sending me additional information
and jpegs and my apologies for forgetting who sent what.
Thanks to Ken Moore, My then neighbor and Aladdin lamp guru, who took the time to mentor
a neophyte Aladdin collector and neighbor. He taught me
a lot about how Aladdin lamps work, how to return a neglected lamp
to service and answered my endless questions. Ken imparted knowledge and insight that would otherwise have taken me decades to learn.
Much of the information in this site is based upon published research
done by Bill Courter and Allin Hodson. Both
individuals have researched Aladdin lamps and published their results. I'm
in awe of the research they did. If you have a strong interest
about Aladdin lamps I strongly suggest purchasing their books and
study them in detail.
Aladdin The Magic Name in Lamps, revised edition, 1997 by J.W.
Courter, printed by Image Graphics, Inc, Paducah, Ky. ISBN
Aladdin Kerosene Lamps in Australia, 1999 by Allin C. Hodson,
printed by Hyde Park Press, Australia ISBN 0-646 37755-8
This web site is intended to supplement these published works
with additional information and not to copy them. So if you are
looking for a well rounded Aladdin education I again suggest that
you purchase and read their books.
A special Thank you to Bill Courter for his support in my efforts, providing pictures for the web site and additional information.
I would also like to thank John Claypole and John
took the time to answer my questions about Aladdin UK and helped
me piece together a broader picture of Aladdin history and products.
Most of the content in this site regarding Aladdin UK and UK
lamps comes from direct correspondence from these two people. Thanks
especially to John Whitehead for sharing so many pictures of
Aladdin UK products.
I would also like to thank Steve Fowler, Paul Laird and Joe
Karp for both their
enthusiastic support for this project and for sharing so
many pictures to help illustrate this project. And a thank you to Steve Lolley for making available copies from his lamp documentation collection.
Please note: I consider e-bay listing content
to be public domain unless marked otherwise. Some pictures
of lamps I do not own and some description information used in
this web site have come from e-bay listing content. Sometimes
content on ebay listings are copied from other sources. If
you see something that you believe belongs to you that you do not
want shared with others through this site, or that you would
like credit for please contact me.
Thank you all
for your help and contributions.