European Manufacturers of Oil Lamps

SB-logo on the rear of the wick-knob.

Inventors of the Kosmos-burner, and major manufacturers of lamps, burners and glass parts in their own premises. The ships cord-logo can be found on the rear of the wick-knob.

In the first half of the 19th century, lamp smiths of Paris were worldwide famous. Later, most improvements in lighting techniques for kerosene originated in other parts of Europe: Germany (Berlin, Ruhr…), Great Britain (Birmingham…), Belgium (Herstal near Liege) and Austria (Vienna).

Most manufacturers can be identified after their logos found on the wick-winder knobs. We introduce here the most important companies. This collection of images was only possible with the help of Dr. Werner Touch, Dr. Ralph Schoeneborn and Werner Pempel. Thankful acknowledgments to all.

European Manufacturers for Kerosene-burners

Copied from:Fabricants et logoswith full acknowledgements.

Carl Holy, Berlinmakers of.famous Odin and Wizard-burners.

Many other buttons are shown in the reference:

R. V.French retailer of imported German and English burners. Undetermined.

(c) Vin Callcut 2002-2017. Small extracts can be used with acknowledgements to website.

Major manufacturer of tiny burners for miniature-lamps.

Manufacturer and also trade company selling products imported from different countries. The rear of some wick-knobs features the logo of the actual maker.

Colza-oil lamps and later kerosene-lamps, also on licence by Spulchre in Liege.

Main Austrian manufacturer for burners, lamps, ceramic goods and glassware.

Hugo Schneider, Leipzigalso known as HASAG

Graff, J. F., The Lamp Collectors Guide, John Filson Graff, 2nd Edn 1998 & 2004, c200 pp.  Portmanteau survey of known lamp types, burners and chimneys from the Secretary of the International Guild of Lamp Researchers, Ltd.

in Morbier (Jura, France) still today manufacturers lamps and burners.

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