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Aladdin Industries

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November 1933.
December 1934.
May 1939. Wrest Awyle.
September 1947
February 1954.
Packet for mantle.

of Southwark St, London

of Aladdin Building, Greenford, Middlesex. Telephone: Waxlow 2300. Telegraphic Address: "Bialaddins, Greenford".

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1907 Victor Samuel Johnson formed the Western Lighting Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company obtained rights to sell the Practicus, foreign-made mantles, and other foreign alcohol-burning lamps.

1908 Johnson incorporated The Mantle Lamp Company of America. At that time Johnson estimated there were about 65 companies distributing kerosene mantle lamps in the USA but only 9 or 10 manufacturers world-wide. Johnson then acquired an improved centre-draft burner that had been patented by Charles E. Wirth.

1909 Johnson introduced the Aladdin lamp which proved to be more efficient than other mantle lamps.

1911 Further improvements followed - the first was patented by Charles H. Smith which led to a model with combined mantle cap and burner cone, improved construction and a new air distributor or gasifier.

1919 The Mantle Lamp Co established a subsidiary in England

1919 Aladdin Industries, Inc. was formed as a subsidiary of The Mantle Lamp Company to make and sell Thermalware® and vacuum bottles.

1924 Aladdin Industries was the "world's largest paraffin mantle lamp house" (see advert)

1926 In the Matter of Letters Patent granted to CHARLES HAZOR SMITH, in respect of an invention entitled "Improvements in Incandescent Vapor Lamps " and numbered 3969 of 1911 .... NOTICE is hereby given, that Aladdin Industries Limited, whose registered office is situate at No. 118, Southwark-street, in the county of London, and The Mantle Lamp Company of America, of West-street, Chicago, U.S.A., incorporated under the Laws of the State of Illinois, have ... applied for an order that the term of the above mentioned patent may be extended for a further term of five years or such other term as the Court shall think fit ....[1]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Aladdin Incandescent Paraffin Lamps, Aladdin Blue Flame Heaters, Radiators, Oil Cookers, Ovens and Hot Plates, Aladdin Paraffin Burners for all heating purposes. (Stand No. B.517) [2]

1938 Products included[3]:

  • Aladdin Radiator
  • Aladdin Blue Frame Heater
  • Aladdin Greenhouse Heater
  • Aladdin Lamps
  • Aladding Petromax Rapid Hurricane Lantern.

By 1955 Aladdin Pink was a registered trademark of Aladdin Industries and Shell-Mex and B. P. used to describe a brand of paraffin.(see advert)

By 1967 of Pontardawe[4]

By 1972 also of Brenda Road, Hartlepool.

1978 Maker of vacuum ware but, although second in the British market, Aladdin Industries was well behind the market leader, Thermos[5]

1982 Maker of vacuumware; in voluntary liquidation[6]

By 2013 Aladdin Sales and Marketing Limited had closed; it was formerly called Aladdin Temprite Limited or Aladdin Industries Limited or Aladdin International Corporation[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 25 June 1926
  2. 1937 British Industries Fair p326
  3. The Times, Oct 12, 1938
  4. London Gazette 11 July 1967
  5. The Times, Oct 10, 1978
  6. The London Gazette 6 October 1982
  7. London Gazette 10 January 2013
  • [1] Aladdin Lamp History