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Lamp ForumArticles, Catalogues & Parts Lists, Instructions, Advertising, Labels & Packaging, Mantles, Documents & Ephemera.

  1. Articles - history, manufacturers etc

    This section includes articles on manufacturers, their history & other lamp related articles.
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    Latest: The Tilley Owners Club? KAB, Feb 9, 2018
  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.
    Latest: HASAG Product Overview loco7lamp, Feb 2, 2018
  3. Instructions

    Instructions for classic lamps. There is some duplication here as this section is also an archive of the documents themselves.
    Latest: 1964 Optimus instructions MarkC, Feb 20, 2018 at 7:14 PM
  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: TILLEY 169 VAPOURISERS Henry Plews, Feb 18, 2018 at 3:43 PM
  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: AUSTRAMAX AussiePete, Feb 20, 2018 at 8:20 AM
  8. Documents & other ephemera

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    Latest: Esso kerosene advert. JEFF JOHNSON, Dec 29, 2017
  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: German wartime lanterns? Martin K., Jan 9, 2018