Monday, June 22, 2015

Aladdin's Lamp - We have ONE


I cleaned the glass NOOK and all that resides there in on my 2 day hiatus from blogging. The NOOK label might just have 87 million pics..

Bob and I were watching a movie that was set in the year 1944, and I spied an old oil lamp that looked very much like this one that belonged to Bob's grandmother. I said that makes me wonder how old that lamp is. Lucky ME... I had just cleaned it.





I leaped from the sofa and tried to read the name of the lamp which is printed on the little knobby thing that makes the flame go up and down... COULD NOT READ IT... grabbed the little red camera and Voila..



Let the Fun Begin.....Google search generate one hour of gleeful fun on my part and Bob having to run down the hall several times to answer questions like..

1st trip down the hall .... Bob! come see! I found the LAMP... It is Alladdin Model A, made in USA in the year 1932... They are still making lamps... (Bob goes back to TV)



2nd trip...Bob.. Is this the shade that was broken by your children BEFORE ME? Nope...like that but all white... I want this one,  I said it will fit and I love it. OH NO 85.00.. forget it.


3rd and last trip...... Is this the shade? YES... just like that one. Wait, don't leave look at the chimmey i found on EBAY .. he looks and leaves, no comment (this was the last trip because he refused to come again even though I begged.)
collectors items on ebay Aladdin chimneys for model A

I had a blast.... If you ever have nothing to post about pay attention while watching a movie and it might just POP OUT AT YOU....
 Here is a link to the 6 lamps I have now out of the 40 I used to have..... Lamps

For those of you still with me and still awake....History of Aladdin Mantle Lamps here and if you want to buy me anything the parts are sold HERE....on the Aladdin Lamps site....









20 comments:

Ann said...

Very cool lamp. I would have been online investigating too. I see they are having a sale on those shades :)

Mildred said...

I love the lamp and how fun that you could look up info and find parts. For years, mama had just the shade for a lamp like this. We finally sold it to an antique dealer.

SweetMarie said...

It's so cool that this is how you find out that you have an Aladdin lamp! This is why I said last week "leave it up to you". I love how quick you are at googling info! :) pretty lamp! I like the solid white.

Linda P said...

It's wonderful that you have a real antique lamp. I've only got one of those electric ones and that's a few decades old and was my mother's. Even that has different parts that would be difficult to replace. It's nice as the stand part is copper. I know you like your glassware and your antique one is lovely. I enjoy the tv programmes featuring antiques and vintage items and old movies about times past.

Madi and Mom said...

MS what a hurricane beautiful lamp. I've never one like that.
It sure is sparkling and shiny!! Good job on the timing of the movie with your cleaning spree
Hugs Cecilia

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hey...I have several antique lamps...one with a reflector plate...
Hmmmm.
Not only watching movies, but reading Mad Snapper's adventures just may instigate a blogging frenzy and a search for parts unknown. You got me now!!!!

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Sandra! Now, I was thinking you had a real Aladdin lamp and could make some wishes come true. It is a pretty lamp and I know you were happy to Google info on the lamp. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love doing searches like that. I know you enjoyed finding all that information out about your lamp.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Cool! You found a pretty lamp.....but Bob did come to see more than my hubs would have lol

TexWisGirl said...

bless bob. i'd have stopped after trip #1. :)

Inger said...

I just love how you leaped off your couch and started your investigation. How nice of Bob to help out, at least part of the way.

DawnTreader said...

Wow, Aladdin's lamp... Can't you just rub it and wish for the missing parts?? :)

photowannabe said...

Love all your lamps but especially Aladdin's.
When Hubby and I were more into selling and collecting antiques we fell in love with those but could never afford them. If you can find all the parts for little you will have a great gold mine in your nook.

Rose said...

I used to love lamps, too, and still do. Just don't want to collect anything any more. It won't be long till that lamp is 100 yrs old!

Felicia said...

LOL, its beautiful and at least it was made in the USA

Lowcarb team member said...

I like that lamp ...

All the best Jan

EG CameraGirl said...

What fun to Google the lamp and find out so much about it!

Debra Dickinson said...

Oh I would so get you that shade you want if I could. Internet investigations and finds are fun! Great lamps!

Deb said...

Love your research! Always learn something new

pattisjarrett said...

Interesting history! And blog post prompt for future reference! Thanks, Sandra. :)