Custom Wicks for Antique Lamps and Heaters

 

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      Wicks for virtually every heater, stove and lamp made since 1850

Custom Wicks

Rare European Lamps
STUDENT LAMP WICKS
Flat Wicks for Kosmos, Matador & Agni Lamps
&
 Wicks for DayNa Decker Lamps
Wicks for lamps made in Turkey for the Russian market

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

As of February 7, 2020, I no longer sew custom wicks for most heaters and lamps.  My hands can no longer do the fine work necessary.

Miles Stair

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@milesstair.com    

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

  2 61/64 (2.952''), 75mm width x 8'' long for Electrolux fridge using a flat wick 75mm wide.  Measure old wick first as there were other models!

$12.95

  3" wide (77mm), 0.092" thick flat wick for old German 15''' Kosmos lamps; Kronos, Hugo Schneider (Hasag)

$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, 0.102'' 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.   NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

$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 outside diameter of 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. 

YOU are responsible for accurate measurements!

(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, 0.045'' very thin wick for Cornelius and Sons (Philadelphia) and other Argand lamps with a similar diameter draft tube.  1 5/16" wide, 7 1/2'' long $14.95

 

B&H_Student Duplex Lamp wicks, 1 1/8" wide, 0.075" thick, by the foot for short lengths.

$2.95 per foot

  B&H_Student Duplex Lamp wicks, 1 1/8" wide, 0.075" 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. $10.95 for 4 feet

  Cleveland Student lamp, Small;  1 3/8'' wide, 7'' long, 0.090' thick. $14.95

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

  German Student, large; 3 '' 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, wick is 5 1/2'' long, 1 15/16'' wide $14.95

  Meyrose & Post student lamp with 3/4'' (0.77'') draft tube & Post & Company American Student Lamp with 7/8'' (0.875") draft tube); also some Argand lamps with 7/8'' draft tube.  Wick is 1 3/8'' x 8'' long, 0.045" thick.    (YOU are responsible for measurements!). $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 ''; 1 7/16''; flat.  Moehring #3 burner used on Dressel railroad lanterns, 2 3/4'' flat width. $15.95  
  Turkey-made lamps often sold on the Russian Market.
Turkish lamp with 0.086" draft tube and a thin wick.   Replacement wick 0.076" thick, 8" long, 1 9/16'' wide.  For draft tube of 0.089'' and a thicker wick, use wick #1R.
$14.95

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

HEATERS, American and European  (Photo Album of Heaters)

Diesel fuel used in kerosene heaters - for more information click here

The wicks below are not available for immediate shipment. Be patient, please.

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

$14.95

100C

Hi Seas 100C marine diesel heater.   ASBESTOS wick.  This wick is available.

$17.95

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

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HOW TO MEASURE TO DETERMINE THE WICK SIZE REQUIRED

The diameter of the draft tube determines the wick required by the heater.  The draft tube is easier to measure if the burner is removed, which leaves the draft tube as the only thing protruding from the tank. You can see right through the draft tube to the floor, rug or drip pan beneath the fuel tank (font) so it is easy to identify.

CENTER DRAFT LAMP WICKS_NO_LONGER_MANUFACTURED

Some have substitutions.

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 "

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 "

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 "

1 13/16"

Thermidor No. 1

 

5 "

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 "

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 "

1 3/16"

 

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Heater Information below

Lamp Wicks:

Center Draft Wicks - many available only from this Wick Shop. #0C, #0S, #0L, #1B, #1M, #1R, #2L, #2R, #2 P&A, #2B, #3L.

Standard lamp wicks and

Kosmos Lamp Wicks

Aladdin Lamp Wicks & parts

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!!!

Angle Lamp chimneys

Sonnenbrenner Lamp Chimneys

Lamp Chimneys - Dimension of nominal base diameter by make, model and "line".

Information on lamps:

Aladdin Lamp History

Aladdin Lamp Wicks & Chimneys,

Aladdin - Exploded burner views

Beginning Lamp Restoration

Center Draft Kerosene Lamps
(Photos, information and history, etc)

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.

    Articles by Alex Marrack:

Registered Design Numbers For British Lamps

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

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Links to web sites for parts, information and restoration. 

Kindler Wicking For Oil Stoves & Ranges

Kerosene Heaters

Alphabetical list of most kerosene heaters and the proper wick, & cart checkout.

List by wick number and the heaters that fit them. (A helpful guide for buying on eBay)

Measurements needed if you have an unlisted heater.

Care and Maintenance of Kerosene Heater Wicks

Installing Kerosene Heater Wicks - generic for unpinned wicks

Owner's_Manuals & information for many kerosene heaters

Kerosene Heaters - General types, how they work, recommendations for some good ones - and those I would avoid.

Economic Benefits of Kerosene Heaters

Kerosene Heater Safety

Regular maintenance   

Troubleshooting kerosene heater common problems

Breaking In New Kerosene Appliances

Burning Kerosene Heaters at Night

WATER IN KEROSENE causing "dwindling" and poor performance.

Flame Spreader Heaters and Lamps -
A Century of Excellence

Kerosene Heater Carts -
why carry your heater around?

Kerosene Fuel Primer 

Sweet Smelling Kerosene

Kerosene tank cradles (photo) Building a Cradle

HALLER "ORIGINEEL" STOVES

KEROSENE HEATERS MADE IN THE NETHERLANDS

Beatrice Boiling Stoves & Mini kerosene heaters you can make

Sad Iron stoves; Wicks & Installation instructions

Wicking For Oil Burning "WICKLESS" Stoves & Ranges

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Photos of Wicks

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