Books and Manuals.
|We were all saddened to hear that UK
production of the Vapalux lantern was to cease and felt that that
known information about the Company and its products should be
Ian Ashton has been collecting pressure lamps
for many years and Vapalux/Bialaddin models in particular. He bravely
took up the challenge and produced this excellent book of 66
pages with many full colour pictures.
The book details the founding or the company,
its history, early products , takeovers and final overseas sale. The
second half details, with photographs, various models of lamps, many
from Ian's own collection. Also mentioned is the American designed,
Bialaddin folding stove.
Soft cover £25.50 incl.
|The guide to the
Tilley Lamp company and it's products, 104 pages of very
readable and informative text with photos and
illustrations. Excellently written by Jim Dick with the
help of Friends and Tilley themselves, a must for
guide to servicing all lamps of the Petromax/Optimus
type, created by Rob Earl from years of experience in
these lamps. With colour photos at each stage of removal
and rebuild this is the book you must have at your side!
Note this book does not cover Tilley or Bialladin type lamps which are very different to the Petromax type.
|'The guide to all pressure lamps known to have been made! Over
160 manufacturers painstaking researched by Neil McRae
and Fil Graff and every known model or variation listed.
Laid out alphabetically by Brand name then by model the book is easy to follow and is sprinkled with B/W photographs of many models. If your lamp isn't in here let us know...!
TEMP OUT OF STOCK
|The one that has
sparked so many people's interest in oil lamps..!
Now reprinted in the Shire 'Classics' range with a better quality cover.
Written by the late Cecil Meadows the book contains 48 pages covering the evolution of lighting from 1500BC to the 1970's with emphasis on the 1900 to 1939 period. Black & white drawings show oil lamps, burners and chimneys to aid identification.
|The reprint of the guide to wick lamp burners
and glass chimneys. Thirteen sections cover wick mantle
lamps, US, UK and European burners, glass chimneys in
table and drawing form plus drawings of many burner
Painstaking researched by Fil Graff who admits that it is '...not a great read, no lurid sex scenes and no plot at all.....' ! It is however the book all wick lamp enthusiasts should keep at thier elbow for regular reference.
TEMP OUT OF STOCK
A complete history of Aladdin kerosene lamps
and the company that made them.