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  1. Articles - history, manufacturers etc

    This section includes articles on manufacturers, their history & other lamp related articles.
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  2. Catalogues & Parts

    Vintage catalogues & brochures, essential material for the lamp historian & researcher. As well as parts info in many of the catalogues, this section also includes dedicated parts info sheets.
  3. Instructions

    Instructions for classic lamps. There is some duplication here as this section is also an archive of the documents themselves.
  4. Patents

    Patent documents relating to classic lamps. If you have a patent document not listed please upload it here.
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  5. Advertising

    A gallery of old advertising signs, adverts & promotional material
  6. Labels & Packaging

    An archive of box labels, packaging etc - often vibrant & colourful, these items help capture the nostalgia of the classic lamps.
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    Latest: 1937 Ditmar Maximette 581 Box ROBBO55, Mar 29, 2020
  7. Mantles

    A gallery of mantle packets from around the world - collecting these is a common niche interest among lamp collectors.
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    Latest: Sturdy "Upright" Gas Mantle bp4willi, May 29, 2020
  8. Documents & other ephemera

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  9. Lamps in Film & Print

    Seen a lamp in a film? Come across a reference in a book? Post the info here!
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    Latest: The Shillingbury Blowers 1980 ColinG, Jun 7, 2020 at 12:32 AM