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Kerosene Heater Parts:

Kerosene lamp parts: Burners, collars, chimneys, shades and shade holders, globes and miscellaneous parts for new and old lamps;

Flame Spreaders for Veritas lamps, Lempereur & Bernard (L&B) Brevette lamps (Belgian), and Imperial/Vulcan lamps are available from  Alex Marrack in England.

Burners for English and European lamps, Kosmos burners, flame spreaders and other parts for Brit and European lamps.  Aladdin, hard and soft mantles, Valor parts, chimneys. An incredible resource. 

Another great source for those in the UK for almost anything kerosene-powered: lamps, lanterns, stoves, Petromax, bits and parts for many things. Carl Fuller has been in business for many years.

Lamp Restoration  John McBride does  some restoration, cleaning and polishing, AND does nickel plating of lamps!  Contact John directly  by email to ask what he can do for you. Highly respected lamp collectors have recommended John.  David Ward no longer does replating or most lamp repairs. Marsha Ward still offers Fabric Shade recovering & relining as well as shade painting. Contact Marsha directly for more information.

Lamp Restoration: Including some parts, and complete lamps; 

Edward Miller & Company of Meriden, CT. USA   Excellent website with extensive history of the Miller Lamp Company, all lamp restoration/repair. Please also see his extensive recommendations for wicks for Miller lamps. Stuart Driver of Australia (assisted by Robert Hazelton in the USA) specializing in the restoration of lamps by Edward Miller. See Edward Miller & Company. Both are very well regarded for restoration and information regarding kerosene lamps, but particularly those by Edward Miller. Please send inquires to

Some parts for Manhattan & Kleeman student lamps are available from Gramp's Treasures.

JP- TinsmithPeriod Reproductions and Restorations of Argand, Solar and Sinumbra lighting.

Antique Vintage Appliances  Restored and unrestored vintage stove and referigerators.

The Alexandria Lamp Shop, some parts, shades and lamp repair.

The old and valuable website has closed.  The patent search can be done on Dan Edminster homepage >

Kerosene Heater and Stove Collector e-mail forum.  This group is devoted to those fans of kerosene operated heaters and appliances. Hopefully it will be come a place you can discuss your latest find, restoration, or request for advice or parts. This will cover kerosene heaters both home and portable: kerosene refrigerators, cooking stoves of all sizes, water heaters and more.
To visit the site:

Facebook groups: Search Facebook for   "Antique Oil Lamps" is new and well worth looking over.

A new forum for owners of Perfection heaters and clones:
The Vintage Oil Heat-Burner Collectors Forum
Your place for information on Vintage Perfection, Nesco, Valor, Florence Heaters and Stoves and others.

E.M. Miller Lamp catalog #97, circa 1904  pdf format. 9.5 MB.

Sizes, grades, units of measurement: a very useful site!

Owner's Manuals: some American Wick, EnviroTemp, HeatMate, KeroHeat, KeroJet, & Sengoku (Look for the model number, not the brand name, as they are the same heaters.)

Owner's Manuals for most Toyotomi heaters (KeroSun, Toyoset, etc.)

True North Coleman Collectors Forum.  Membership required.

Information on mantle lamps sold in the US.

Beautiful custom-made copper and brass lanterns and lamps that use propane, natural gas, or electricity and evoke the charm of historic Charleston, for those who want an alternative to kerosene outdoor lighting.  Carolina Lanterns

Anchor Oil Lamp Company, UK.  Nautical Oil Lamps : Antiques oil lamps : Reproduction Lamps.  Some history of Brit lamp makers.

We list these third party web sites for the convenience to our visitors and take no responsibility for the content or accuracy contained in them, implied or not.

More European lamp websites:

Italian shop ( with stunningly beautiful Victorian Era lamps.  The site is in Italian but the photos are fabulous in any language.  (Browse all the links on the left side of the page.)

LUMIERE DE L'OEIL, Paris - a "must see" web site for lamp enthusiasts. 

Base Camp. Parts for lamps in the UK.  Also parts for POD heaters and new Ruby heaters, etc.  An excellent source in the UK for many things fueled by "paraffin" (kerosene).

DPS The Pittenspecialist. Glass for Haller Saffire / Facetta, wicks for Clarus heaters, an amazing resource in the Netherlands.

Edward Miller web site (private) from Germany, with fabulous photos and information.  You may need Google Translate.

Antik-Ollampen. Fascinating German site by Lothar Spaniol with research on moderator lamps.  The site in German but Google Translate can do paragraph by paragraph translations.

Lanterns from around the world, an excellent collection of restored lanterns photographed very well. THE LOVELAND COLLECTION photos provide an excellent resource for identifying odd lanterns with some history of each one.

Lamp shades and chimneys for many lamps including old and odd sizes, such as W&W and other Victorian Era lamp.  John Moncrieff Lighting, UK.

Frei's Petrollampen:  Petromax, Aladdin, Kosmos lamps and repair in Switzerland.  For information, contact      Website in German.

German lamps, including Petromax and other European lamps and heaters, parts and repairs.  Website in German, by Roland Loos.

Parts for old German lamps.  Site is in German.

1911 Goldberg lamp catalog.  In German.

International forum about pressure lanterns and other lighting and fuel appliances;

Lamp identification through wick knob indicia.  Site in German.
Lamp identification - wick knobs.  Site in English.
Lamp Identification through wick knobs. Translated from German.
Lamp wick knobs, mostly British lamps.  - German burners illustrated and identified., or mirrored on my site: Registered Design Numbers For British Lamps







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Lamp Wicks:

Center Draft Wicks - Wicks available only from this Wick Shop.

Flat lamp wicks

Aladdin Lamp Wicks & parts

Lamp Chimneys:

Center Draft Lamp chimneys
from "Tiny" Junior to Mammoth lamps.

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

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

Standard glass lamp chimneys

Sonnenbrenner Lamp Chimneys

Information on lamps:

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

Photos of restored center draft lamps 

Care, Feeding and Restoration of Center Draft Lamps (and wick installation for many)

Center Draft Lamp manufacturers and brand names

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

Early American Metal Font & Specialty Lamps

Aladdin Lamp History

Aladdin Lamp Wicks & Chimneys,

Aladdin - Exploded burner views

Kosmos-Brenner lamps and wicks

Flame Spreaders and "Smoke Consumers" from Alex Marrack

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

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Site Index

Site Index for all things Perfection

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



Beatrice Boiling Stoves & Mini kerosene heaters you can make

Sad Iron stoves; Wicks & Installation instructions

Wicking For Oil Burning "WICKLESS" Stoves & Ranges

Photo Album

Photos of Wicks

Mail Order Form

Kerosene Stoves, Lanterns and Ovens

Kerosene Stoves -

 Recommendations on different models 

Kerosene Stove Maintenance and Storage

Butterfly A-822, 22 wick
, 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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