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Antique Lighting Information

Antique Lighting Information

At Oil Lamp Antiques we are often asked for additional antique lighting information.

Frequently, the inquiries we receive are for help to identify lamps and to provide historical information such as the age of a lamp or its origins.

This often leads to questions about how we identify patterns and / or makers of the various lamps and what reference books we use.

We are also often asked about cleaning and maintaining oil lamps and where to take measurements to ensure the correct size of wick or chimney is purchased.

This section is the result of these questions and is broken down into the following categories.


This is where you will find reviews and information on where to purchase reference books and catalogue reprints that are crammed full of antique lighting information.

An absolute must for collectors of antique lighting or those who just want to know more about antiques in general.

“How to….” Guides

In this section you will find guides that cover a wide range of subjects from “Why do people buy oil lamps?” to “How to change a wick” and lots more in between.

If we haven’t yet covered a topic that you are interested in or think will be helpful to others, drop us a line and we will do our best to include it.

History of Lighting

A section dedicated to providing information about the development of antique lighting including manufacturers, methods and any other interesting information we come across.

Q and A

This is your area to ask questions and get answers.

Send us an email with your question and some photos and we will do our best to provide you with an answer.

Also, we will add it to the Q & A section so that others can share their knowledge and information too.

If we can’t help you, we’re sure there will be someone out there who can.

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