| Eighty years ago, a very
small boy on a Nebraska farm read and re-read the Arabian Nights story of
Aladdin in a room of darkness but for the flickering yellow light of an
open flame "coal oil lamp." Several years later that boy,
grown to manhood, found a lamp that erased the darkness with a soft white
light and it was only natural that he named the lamp
"Aladdin." An appropriate name, indeed, for this
revolutionary boon to rural America seemed nothing short of magical in the
intensity of its light.
For those who lit the lamp, trimmed its wick and cleaned its chimney, or
just enjoyed its friendly glow, the Aladdin recalls many memories of
golden childhood. It made learning possible for many boys and girls;
made it possible for them to acquire knowledge that helped them realize
their dreams and aspirations.
Later, Aladdin brought this white light to every kind of habitat in every
corner of the globe. For many, it has been the only light of their
entire life. Even when electricity comes, there are a loyal
few who profess to use the electric light only "to find the
match" to light their Aladdin.
Victor S. Johnson, Jr.
Victor Samuel Johnson, 1882-1943, founder, Mantle Lamp
Company of America in 1908.
||Aladdin Mantle System
The Aladdin is constructed on
highly scientific principles. Kerosene fuel is changed into a vapor
gas and the vapor mixed with air in the proportion of 1 to 16 to produce a
blue flame. Heat from the blue flame is transformed into light
through rare earth elements in the Aladdin incandescent mantle.
Light - Aladdin light - is equal to 10 ordinary, flat wick lamps.
Its mantle produces 60 full candlepower - a light that is soft, mellow and
of a quality that is welcoming to the human eye. Foremost
laboratories of the world have proven that Aladdin light is closest to
natural sunlight when compared to artificial electric or gas light.
Light from an Aladdin is a pleasure. There is no smoke, no odor, no
noise and no pumping up. A match and a minute is all it takes to
erase darkness with the light from an Aladdin.