The 47th Aladdin Gathering is going to be held in Coralville, Iowa. You can find all of the details about this year’s Gathering on the National Association of Aladding Lamp Collectors’ (NAALC) website. The official lamp for this year’s Gathering is the Josephine, which was originally produced in 1994. Sold by Steve Covington, it was a tribute to his Grandmother, Josephine Melton. Be sure to check out the November issue of the Mystic Light Newsletter for Bob Daniels’ details on the journey to reproduce this unique font. Watch for your March newsletter for more information as well.
These reproduction fonts were made using the mold owned by the NAALC. The new Josephine fonts were molded at Mosser Glass in Cambridge, OH. Goldie Stanley at Variety Glass in Beech Bottom, WV then hand painted the delicate Camille flower design and signed the bottom of each piece.
Behind The Scenes Production
Here at Crownplace, we’ve carefully added the burner collars to the new Josephine fonts. Take a sneak peak preview of the fonts that will be available at the Gathering. They will be available with both nickel (shown above) and brass (below) collars.
As promised, we have added a TON of new content to the site! Whether you are new to Aladdin lamps or you are a seasoned collector, we have something for everyone! Be sure to check it all out and let us know what you think! We aren’t quite done yet, so you will see a few things labeled “Coming Soon!” .
Without further ado, here is a summary of all the new resources at your fingertips!
The following have been added to the Aladdin Learning & Resource Center menu and homepage:
Detailed Model Diagrams – These have been on the site for a little while, but they have moved under the “Learning & Resource Center” menu.
Instructional Documents – We had a few documents posted before, but now each of the new sections has its own PDF version which can be found here.
Have you ever wondered,
“Just how, exactly, do Aladdin lamps work”?
Well, you’re in luck! We’ve added a brand new resource document to the Learning and Resource Center that answers that very question! This new color-coded diagram describes exactly what is happening when you light your Aladdin lamp.
It’s actually quite fascinating to dig deeper into the burner’s anatomy and discover the function of each part, both individualy and as part of the whole. Furthermore, understanding how your lamp works will help you troubleshoot when problems occur.
Find out now!
Click the image below to take a tour through an Aladdin burner from font to chimney. You will learn how the parts of your lamp are working together to create the truly unique bright, white light. It is nothing short of magical!
Would you like to experience the magic for yourself? Contact an authorized Aladdin dealer near you!
Aladdin® is pleased to announce the newest Aladdin® Signature Series lamp: The Grand Vertique Honey Amber Table Lamp! Only 165 lamps were produced for this Limited Edition, Signature Series collection. Each lamp comes with a serialized sticker on the bottom of the lamp and on the outside of the lamp carton. The sticker features a facsimile signature of Aladdin® inventor, Victor S. Johnson. A Certificate of Authenticity is also included for each lamp. Contact a dealer near you to collect a piece of Aladdin history!
The beautiful honey amber glass font bowls and pedestals (as well as the shade molds) were done by Mosser Glass in Cambridge, Ohio. In addition, all lamps come with a shiny nickel burner and shade ring.
Just in time for fall, the lamp comes with one of two shade options: Fall Oak or Fall Mums. All of the shades were hand-painted, signed by the artist, and finished by Variety Glass in Beech Bottom, West Virginia.
Honey Amber with Fall Oak Shade #100023035
Honey Amber with Fall Mum Shade #100023034
The Honey Amber Table Lamp with fall shades follows prior entries in the Signature Series:
2018 – Grand Vertique Cobalt Blue with Cosmos or Petite Violets Shade 2017 – Grand Vertique Emerald Green with Ivy Shade
We are busy working on some exciting new things! For starters, we have revamped the look of the website. But we’re not done yet! If you have suggestions for things you would like to see, please let us know, and we will do our best to make it available on the site. We hope to have much more new content coming soon.
What’s New Right Now?
This blog! We know, it’s been awhile since we have posted an update, but that is going to change. Check back here often to see what’s happening in the world of Aladdin. We hope to share new products, new or updated resources, and much more.
We are very proud to share a recently updated feature: brand new model diagrams! Now, each guide provides images of all original parts in a similar format, making them easy to compare. We have added many more wick raiser knob versions as well as flame spreader tops! For easy comparison and identification, international versions are now paired with their similar U.S. counterparts. Each guide lists any current replacement parts that are available, as well as interchangeability of parts between models. Not only can you now easily identify any Aladdin part, but you can also learn some fun history and see the progression of parts through the ages.
Don’t forget about our Learning Center! We have a wide range of helpful instructional videos that cover all aspects of owning and using an Aladdin lamp. This page has been revamped to help you easily find what you need. All of our videos are accessible right on our site, and they are conveniently grouped by content.
Content Coming Soon!
Check back often for more new things coming from Aladdin!
MAXbrite® 500 Series Burner – Product Introduction
Updated: December 2016
The Aladdin® side draft burner design has been time-tested and proven for over 80 years. Aladdin® introduced several incremental burner changes over the years. We introduced the New Aladdin® MAXbrite® 500 burner in August/September 2015, which continues that tradition of changes and improvements.
The Aladdin® MAXbrite® Model 500 is a refined and improved version of the previous Aladdin® Model 23 side draft burner. Therefore, the new MAXbrite® is now the replacement for side draft lamps. Our goal was to maximize light output. Many Model 23 burners suffer from random air leaks. Those air leaks caused troublesome spikes in the flame. As a result, Model 23 burners prevented mantles from reaching their maximum brightness capabilities. The MAXbrite® Model 500 burner eliminates the air leaks and spikes and allows mantles to reach their full brightness potential.
The Aladdin® MAXbrite® Model 500 burner is to be paired with a new MAXbrite® chimney. The chimney shape modifes the airflow and to further increase the mantle’s light output.
A new factory in China now manufactures the Aladdin® MAXbrite® burner. We moved the final assembly and quality control to the USA and all of our current stock was inspected and assembled here in Ohio. Collectors are calling it the finest burner produced in the last half century!
Model 23 burner part tooling was destroyed prior to Crownplace Brands taking over Aladdin® lamp and accessories production. The MAXbrite® 500 uses all new tooling. We have many old parts in stock and in many cases MAXbrite® burner parts will fit on the Model 23 burners. Unfortunately, Aladdin® Model 23 burners did not adhere to tight tolerances during production. In contrast, the MAXbrite® burner adheres to very precise specifications. As a result, we cannot guarantee that MAXbrite® parts will fit or produce the best results with all Model 23 burners.
We offer 2 finishes on the MAXbrite® Model 501 burners – Brass and Shiny Nickel.