Custom Wicks for Antique Lamps and Heaters

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Unique Specialty wicks
for 19th Century lamps

 


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World's Largest Selection of Wicks!
      Wicks for virtually every heater, stove and lamp made since 1850

Custom Wicks

"Guaranteed to fit." 
Installation instructions included.

Heaters

Aladdin A61, C10, S-1; Bunsen, Grand #8, Buhl B11; Turm L51, Calorifix C71; Chautauqua
Clarus Heater
;Ditmar Demon; Florence 124, Hi Seas 100C, Kace IK50,
Marshall Wells MW33, NESCO Giant 605; New Process 40B,
Newark Stove Works # 215 Acme
; Puritan 44, Rippengilles 116A;
Turm L71; Superior 800, 900, L51, Veritas 9425, Ypsilanti 76.1

Diesel fuel & All-cotton Wicks
Common European Lamps
Rare European Lamps

Flat Wicks for Kosmos, Matador & Agni Lamps
&
 Wicks for DayNa Decker Lamps

There are quite a few old heaters and center draft lamps for which factory wicks have not been available for many decades.  The heaters and lamps can often be in excellent condition, they simply cannot be used due to the lack of a suitable wick.  I can make wicks that will work for many of them.  They are not as pretty as factory wicks - but the work well and nothing else is available.  All edges are sewn and the circular wicks have smooth seams for even burning.  These wicks are custom sewn by hand using quality wick material of the proper thickness.  These wicks are supplied with illustrated installation instructions.

Wicks can be made to fit heaters and lamps other than those listed below.  The information I need is the make and model, the precise draft tube and outer tube diameters, the diameter of the wick sleeve (if any) and whether the wick fits inside or outside the sleeve, and the flat width of a remnant of the original wick, if available.  Contact me by email - Miles@ruraloregon.net

I measure wick thickness with Ames Thickness Gauges to ensure the correct wick material is used when making wicks of the correct measurement for your lamp or heater.

LAMPS  (Photo Album of Lamps)

Wicks can be made to fit  lamps other than those listed below.  The measurements I need is the make and model, the precise draft tube and outer tube diameters, the diameter of the wick sleeve (if any) and whether the wick fits inside or outside the sleeve, and the flat width of a remnant of the original wick, if available.  Contact me by email - Miles@ruraloregon.net    

LENGTH OF WICK required:
Remove the burner/gallery and measure the height of the draft tube with a thin stick like a bamboo skewer. That length plus 1" is the proper wick length.

WIDTH OF WICK required:
Measure the DIAMETER of the draft tube with calipers.  If you have a remnant of the original wick remaining, measure the width of the wick when pressed flat.  (Diameter defined)

Flat Wicks for Kosmos, Matador & Agni Lamps

  3" wide, 0.092" thick flat wick for old German 15''' Kosmos lamps

$12.95

  3 1/8'' wide, 0.092'' thick flat wick for W&W 16''' Kosmos lamps

$12.95

  87mm wide, 0.083" thick wick for HS/HASAG 20''' Matador

$12.95

  3.54'' wide (90mm), 8'' long, 0.108'' thick for L&B Belge_20''' Matador. 90mm wide, 0.108'' thick flat wick.

$12.95

  3 3/8'' (85mm) wide, 0.083" thick wick for W&W 16'' Agni lamp

$12.95

  3 5/8'' (92mm) wide, 0.108" thick for 20''' DHR Matador and many other 20''' Matador lamps using my new neoVulcan chimney.

$12.95

  3 5/8'' (94mm) wide, 0.108" thick for W&W 20''' Agni lamp using my new neoVulcan chimney.

$12.95

  DayNa Decker Lamp, convert wick plate to accept replaceable long-lasting fiberglass wicks.  You must send me the wick plate to be altered.  Wick plate with new long lasting fiberglass wick installed is returned via trackable Priority Mail. Once converted the wicks below can easily be user installed.  Email me for details.   

$29.95

 

DayNa Decker Lamp wick, wick only (plates not included!) for use in altered wick plates (above).  (Plate shown in photo to right.  Click to enlarge the photo.)

$14.95

 

STUDENT LAMP WICKS      (Illustrated Installation Instructions Included with wicks)
What I need to make a wick for a student lamp is the flat width of any remaining wick fragment and/or the diameter of both the center draft tube, the attachment sleeve, and the inside diameter of the outer wick tube. Measured diameters - with calipers!  "Eyeball guesstimates" or ''it looks like'' are worthless.

(center draft lamp wick below)

  Acme or No. 11 Postal Student; L 6"; 2 1/16" flat

$14.95

 
  Argand lamp with 7/8'’ (0.88") draft tube, 0.025'' very thin wick for Cornelius and Sons (Philadelphia) and other Argand lamps with a similar diameter draft tube. $14.95

 

B&H_Student Duplex Lamp wicks, 1 1/8" wide, 0.110" thick, by the foot for short lengths.

$5.95 per foot

  B&H_Student Duplex Lamp wicks, 1 1/8" wide, 0.110" thick, 4 continuous feet.  One traditional way of installing wicks in duplex lamps with a feeder wick was to use 4 continuous feet of wicking to form a "W" shaped wick inside the tank. $19.95 for 4 feet

  Cleveland Student, Large; L 4'';  W 1 7/16'', 0.070'' thick. $14.95

  German Student, large; 3 ½'' L, W. 1 3/16'', 0.068" thick: (wick supplied 8" long) Existing wick fragment would be 1 3/16'' (1.1875") wide. $14.95

  German Student, Small; L 4''; 1'' flat; (And lamps marked "C. A. Kleeman, C. F. A. Hinrichs N. Y. Sole Agent."  Outer wick tube, 0.786"; spiral tube 0.566" diameter. Wick 0.055'' thick. $14.95

  German Student Lamp Co, Imperial Model.  4.5'' L, 2'' wide.  Draft tube inner ring is 1.065'' diameter, outer ring 1.301'' diameter.  Existing wick fragment would be 2'' wide.  Wick is 0.076" thick.

$14.95

 

Manhattan, Miller* & Kleeman Student Lamps.   1 1/4" flat X 4.5" long. Wick is 0.055'' thick. Existing wick fragment would be 1.25'' wide.

$8.95

  Large Manhattan Student Lamp, 7'' long, 1 3/4'' wide, $14.95

  Meyrose & Post student lamp with 3/4'' draft tube
(NOT Post & Co.  See below)
$14.95

  Miller Student lamps using Vestal burners used wicks #0S, #1M and #2M. The wick knob was on the burner itself as with other Vestal burners and used a flame spreader.
  Miller Ideal #0 Student Lamp using 1 1/8'' wide x 7'' long circular wick (These lamps have a perforated wick sleeve like this > click here.) [For more photos of the burner, click here.] $14.95

  Miller Ideal #1 Student Lamp using 1 3/4'' wide x 7'' long circular wick  (These lamps have a perforated wick sleeve like this > click here.) $14.95

  Moehring Circular; L 6 ½"; 1 7/16" flat $15.95  
  Post & Company American Student Lamp with 7/8'' (0.875") draft tube); also some Argand lamps with 7/8'' draft tube.  Wick is 8'' long, sufficient to make several wicks. $14.95

Circular wicks for Center Draft Lamps

  ABC #19 Kerosene Lamp $14.95  
  Hinks Coronation Hand Lamp, also fits Orion, Supera, Britelite 14'’‘  $14.95

  Sonnenbrenner (Ditmar) burning wick.  15''' and 18''', specify which by sending me an email which includes the precise measured diameter of the draft tube on your lamp. (How to measure - click here.) $14.95

  Sonnenbrenner (Ditmar) transport wick.  Different from the OEM wick but it works.  These wicks last for decades and need not be replaced. Specify which by sending me an email which includes the precise measured diameter of the draft tube on your lamp.  (How to measure - click here.) $24.95

  U.S. Lighthouse Service Tubular lamp $15.95

  Veritas "The Reader",  draft tube 0.0791"  (See photo below) $14.95

  W&W 14'’‘ Central Vulcan, draft tube 0.682" $17.95

  W&W 16''' Central Vulcan, draft tube 0.082' $17.95

  W&W 18''' Central Vulcan, draft tube 0.98" , 0.092" thick $21.95

  W&W 24''' Central Vulcan wick $29.95

  W&W 30''' Central Vulcan wick $29.95

  W&W "Search" center draft 30''' lamp made in Germany.  1.480" draft tube. Circular wick. $15.95

  Wild & Wessel 30'’‘ Kosmos Vulcan. 48mm outer tube, 38mm draft tube.  Flat wick. $15.95

  Young's Court, 16''' (16 ligne only);  1 1/2'' x 8'', 0.083'' thick. $14.95

A more complete list of CENTER DRAFT LAMP WICKS NO LONGER MANUFACTURED is shown at the bottom of this page. Click here.

See the Globe Vulcan page for more information on these unusual lamps & wicks.

My custom wicks are made using original wicks as samples for diameter, width, and thickness of the burning section as well as thickness of the "tails" for proper capillary action to sustain a full burn as originally designed.  They do not look the same as original Vulcan wicks because that is impossible without the original looms, but they fit and function just as well as the original wicks.

24''' W&W Central Vulcan wick >>>>>

Catterson 18''' Globe Vulcan

Perfectly even flame with custom wick.

The wick pockets in an 18''' Globe/Central Vulcan burner.  The "tails" of the wick must precisely fit those wick pockets and the wick guide pockets below.

Above, Rob Gregor's 18''' Central Vulcan with full curl burn with my custom wick.

Alex Marrack's test of the my 18''' Central Vulcan wick:  "Yes, it is 'as good as old' .. worked to the bottom of the fount without flagging flame or burnback of the wick."

Veritas "The Reader" assembled at left,
new custom wick in wick sleeve, above.

 

HEATERS, American and European  (Photo Album of Heaters)

Cotton

#6Z

2 15/16'' (75mm) diameter wick (#6, #6A, 6X, 24) for those who wish to burn an all-cotton wick with diesel fuel.  Not guaranteed as diesel fuel varies.  All-cotton wick to replace fiberglass wicks  #6X, #9A, #19, #24, etc.  Custom wick using thick cotton woven wick material. 
To see list of heaters  using wicks
#6, #6A, 6X, 24, click here.

$15.95

Cotton

#1Z

3 3/8'' diameter wick (#1X, #2) for those who which to burn an all-cotton wick with diesel fuel.  Not guaranteed as diesel fuel varies.  All-cotton wick to replace fiberglass wicks #1X & #2.  Custom wick using thick cotton woven wick material.

$15.95

Cotton

#3L

2 9/16'' diameter all-cotton wick to replace fiberglass wick #4E for those who want to try burning diesel fuel with a pint of alcohol per gallon in a Heat Mate/Sengoku HMN/CTN-110 radiant heater. Not guaranteed as diesel fuel varies in oil content.  Wick #3L commercial factory wick.

$10.95

#7Z 3 3/4'' (95mm) diameter all-cotton wick to replace fiberglass wicks #7X and #27 for those who want to try burning diesel fuel with a pint of alcohol per gallon in an Alpaca, Fujix or similar heater. To see list of heaters  using wicks #7X & #27, etc, click here.

$15.95

#5Z 4 1/8'' (105mm) diameter all-cotton wick to replace fiberglass wick #5.  No pins! Does not replace with #5C.  Not guaranteed as diesel fuel varies.

$16.95

#8Z

4 3/4'' diameter wick, UNPINNED, for those who which to burn an all-cotton wick with diesel fuel.  Not guaranteed as diesel fuel varies.  All-cotton wick to replace fiberglass wicks $3 and #8.  Custom wick using thick cotton woven wick material. WILL NOT WORK TO REPLACE PINNED WICKS SUCH AS #3C OR #8B.

$17.95

Diesel fuel & All-cotton Wicks - for more information click here

A61

Aladdin model 61- substitute wick & installation instructions for C-10 wick.  (Photo of Aladdin model B61, click here)

$19.95

C10, -20 Aladdin #63 heater. substitute wick, customer must reattach existing clip or send the clip to me for attachment.  (Photo)

$19.95

S-1

Aladdin S-1 and S-2 - substitute wick, customer must reattach existing clip or send the clip to me for attachment.

$19.95

Bunsen Bunsen Sports Heater   (Click here for Bunsen page.)

$14.95

B11

Buhl No. 11 kerosene heater, 3" diameter wick sleeve.

$15.95

C71

Calorifix, (Made in Germany by HASAG); Original Haller;  71mm wick (Photo of Calorifix) (Photo of Original Haller heater)

$17.95

L71

Canaveral Model 8500, (Made in Germany by TURM.)  71mm diameter wick.  (Photo of Canaveral) Same as Turm Colorifix L41 sold in Europe & Rippengilles Tallboy No. 336

$17.95

CHA Chautauqua with wick sleeve 5'' in diameter, fits over existing wick sleeve.  (Photo of heater, click here.)
(Also the
Electric Stove #32)

$17.95

38805 Clarus Heater using No. 38805 wick. Cotton replacement wick.

$17.95

L71

Ditmar Demon Type 64 & Petrolia (71mm wick fits into your wick sleeve.  See heater photos here.)

$17.95

124

Florence H-124 & EZ # A512 & Sears #103.75202  Replacement wick, wick only, for use in your existing wick sleeve of 4 1/4" inside diameter. (Draft tube is 3 3/4'' diameter). Wick is 6 1/8'' wide when pressed flat.  Sewn to wick sleeve as with Florence  #3L wick.  Custom sewn by hand using quality wick material of the correct thickness. 

$17.95

40 Glazier #40.  Draft tube 3 1/8'' in diameter, wick 5 1/8" flat width

$17.95

 

#8 Grand #8  (Photo of heater)

$17.95

100C

Hi Seas 100C marine diesel heater.   ASBESTOS wick.

$17.95

IK50 Kace IK 50, Sweden, 1958 era. Replacement wick, wick only, for use in your existing wick sleeve of 2 5/8" inside diameter over a 2.0" draft tube.  1960-1965 SMV 10 caravans made in Malmkφping, Sweden.

$15.95

MW33

Marshall Wells HDWE CO.  Duluth-Portland-Spokane-Winnipeg No 33 heater Patent Oct 26, 1897 (photo);
NESCO GIANT 505 & 605 and Wards D-151.

Wick sleeve is 4.75 id, 5" tall.

$17.95

40B

New Process Stove Co. Standard 40B; replacement wick, wick only, for use in your existing wick sleeve of 3 3/8" diameter.  Fasten inside wick sleeve.  5.2" flat width

$15.95

4 7/8" Page Brothers "Beauty" heater, wick sleeve 3 3/8'' diameter, wick is 4 7/8'' wide when pressed flat.  No tails. $15.95

44 Puritan 44, 1895 heater.  Tubular wick is 3 3/8'' wide measured flat, with two tails.

$15.95

L71

RIPPENGILLES 116A, 71mm wick. For use in your existing wick sleeve.

$17.95

800

Superior 810, 815, 840 heater, 8" replacement wick, wick only, for use over your existing wick sleeve of 2.55" diameter.

$15.95

900

Superior 910, 915, 920, 15" heater replacement wick, wick only, for use over your existing wick sleeve of 4 3/4" diameter.  Also for the Ypsilanti 76.1 heater and Newark Stove Works # 215 Acme.

$17.95

L51

Turm L51 Blaubrenner (Blue Flame Heater) (German)  Sold in the US as a "Swiss Tent Heater."  Wick only for use in your wick sleeve.  Inquire. Video of heater burning > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZWZBm5Jfvs  Photo of heater > http://www.prela.ch/images/Turm2Gross.jpg             Installation instructions included.

$15.95

L71

Turm L71,   for German Turm heater requiring a 71mm wick.  Wick only for use in your wick sleeve.  Installation instructions included.  (Photo of heater)

$17.95

9425

Veritas Mini-Heater No. 9425 (photo here). Wick only for use in your wick sleeve.

$15.95

PORTO Wards Porto heater wick (info, click here) $15.95

$15.95

A153 Wards Windsor A153.  Wick sleeve OD 5.18''

$17.95

A154 Wards Windsor A154.  Wick sleeve 4 3/4''

$17.95

A more complete list of CENTER DRAFT LAMP WICKS NO LONGER MANUFACTURED is shown at the bottom of this page.

Samovar wicks:  Send dimensions of draft tube and wick carrier.

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Calorifix burner & font

Calorifix burner release

Wick installed

Canaveral burner & font

Canaveral burner parts

Wick installed

At left, pages from an original Superior Heater brochure.

Wards Porto heater wick sleeve, 2.6'' diameter.  The wick sleeve is upside down in the photo.

 

CENTER DRAFT LAMP WICKS_NO_LONGER_MANUFACTURED

Some have substitutions and the rest I can make on special order.

LAMP

MAKE FROM

LENGTH

FINISHED WIDTH

Ariel 16'’ (and Helios

 

8.5"

1 11/16"

Ariel 20'’‘

 

8.5"

1 7/8"

Ariel 30'’‘

 

9"

2 5/8"

Blitz 20'’‘

 

7.5"

2 1/16"

Blitz 30'’‘

Use 2R

8.5"

2 5/8"

Court 16'’‘

 

8"

1 ½"

Court 20'’‘

Use #1B

8.5"

2"

Court 30'’‘

Use 2R

8.5"

2 5/8"

Defries 10'’‘, Termidor

   

1 3/16"

Defries 15'’‘

   

1"

Defries 20'’‘, Wonder 10'’‘

   

1 5/16"

Delite

Use 1B

8.5"

2"

English Sun or Marvel 15'’‘

 

7.75"

1 5/8"

English Sun or Marvel 20'’‘

Use 1B

7.75"

2"

English Sun or Marvel 30'’‘

Use 2R

10"

2 5/8"

Famos 1924 model flat 90 cp

 

8"

2 7/8" flat

Famos 1925 model circular 90 cp

 

10"

1 3/8"

Hinks 20'’‘ 45 cp

 

7.5"

2"

Hinks 30'’‘ 80 cp

2 P&A

10"

2 5/8"

Invicta - see Sunlight

     

Juno (English) 14'’‘ 20 cp

 

7.5"

1 ½"

Juno 20'’‘

Use 1B

7.5"

2"

Juno 30'’‘

Use 2R

8.75"

2 5/8"

Lamp Belge, see Juno (English)

     

Lienite & Morelite - see Sunlight

     

Nusunlite

 

7 3/4"

1 5/8"

Orion, Supera, Britelite 14'’‘

 

6 3/4"

1 7/16"

Sunlight

 

9"

1 3/4"

Rarelite

 

8 ½"

1 13/16"

Thermidor No. 1

 

5 ½"

1 13/16"

Trilux 20'’‘

#1B

8.5"

2"

Trilux 30'’‘

#2R

8 3/4"

2 5/8"

Union 20'’‘

   

2 3/8"

Venus or Viking 14'’‘

 

8

1 ½"

Venus or Viking 20'’‘

 

8.5"

1 7/8"

Venus or Viking 30'’‘

#2R

9"

2 5/8"

Veritas 20'’‘

#1B

8 3/4"

1 15/16"

Veritas 30'’‘

#2R

9 5/8"

2 5/8"

Veritas 60'’‘

#3L

10

4 3/8"

Union (W&B) No. 0

 

8"

1 1/4"

Union (W&B) No. 1

 

10"

1 3/4"

Union (W&B) No. 2

 

11"

2 3/8"

Union (W&B) No. 10

 

11 3/4"

4 1/8"

Wonder 10'’‘

 

5 ½"

1 3/16"

 

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Standard lamp wicks and

Kosmos Lamp Wicks

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Lamp Chimneys:

Center Draft Lamp chimneys in borosilicate glass from Junior "Tiny" to Mammoth lamps.  #0M, Rayo Jr., 2 1/2", 2 5/8", 2 15/16", 3 1/8", 4", 4 1/2"

Standard glass lamp chimneys & Kosmos chimneys


Globe Vulcan (Central Vulcan) Chimneys
- 16''', 18''', 24''' & 30''' CHIMNEYS AND WICKS

Fabulous "Sans Rival" borosilicate chimney for 14''' Kosmos lamps

Student Lamp Sans Rival Chimney with 1 7/8" fitter!!!

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Beginning Lamp Restoration

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Center Draft Lamp manufacturers and brand names

Kosmos-Brenner lamps

Photos of restored center draft lamps 

Victorian Era Student Lamps

USE, CARE and WICKING of CENTER DRAFT LAMPS

Early American Metal Font & Specialty Lamps

Flame Spreaders and "Smoke Consumers" from Alex Marrack

  • Vulcan, Imperial, Veritas, Belgian, Hinks, Messenger's, Young's Court, etc.

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Registered Design Numbers For British Lamps

GERMAN PATENT LETTER CLUES - DRPs AND DRGMs, 1877 to 1945

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WATER IN KEROSENE causing "dwindling" and poor performance.

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, all-aluminum premium stove.   

Butterfly #2487, 16 wick stove Butterfly #2412 Pressure Stove; instructions for virtually any pressure stove.

Butterfly #2418 Double Burner Stove; good with any gravity flow stove.

Butterfly #2421 Oven for Kerosene Stoves

Butterfly #2641, 10 Wick Stove -
the least expensive emergency stove.

Butterfly #2698 Cook Stove -

THE Best Heavy Duty Cook Stove.

 
Butterfly #828R Pressure Lantern;
same for most pressure lanterns.

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