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WICKS FOR (click on the name) British Duplex Lamps,
ADLAKE
, DIETZ AND OTHER LAMPS, B&H Student Lamp Duplex
Smudge Pot - Tiki Torch Wicks

Auto Motor Primer Wicks
Round Woven Fiberglass Wicks

Wide Wicks for SAD IRON, Beatrice and Haller stoves.  Round wicks.
ZIPPO Lighter Wicks & Hand Warmer Replacement Burners

Center Draft Lamp Chimneys  ~~~  Kosmos Lamp Chimneys

Keep vent holes open Burner repair.

STANDARD LAMP WICKS by the package - see below    

Lamp Wick by the roll  - 5 meter rolls (16.40 feet) 

WHY BUY LAMP WICK BY THE ROLL?   

MEASURE THE WIDTH OF THE WICK SLOT
to determine what width wick you need

Individually packaged 5 meter (16.4 foot) rolls of nicely woven wicking.  You cut the length you want from the roll. 

Lamps require thicker wicks than do lanterns, generally, so lantern wicking is listed separately below. Rolls require less handling and save a considerably amount of money per foot of wick.

Each roll is inspected and individually packaged.

I have these rolls of lamp wick made specially to my specifications of width and thickness so they will work perfectly in American lamps, or in the case of the 10 meter roll shown at right, in British Duplex lamps.  I use Ames or Teclock fabric thickness gauges to ensure absolute conformity to my specifications.

10 meter roll of Brit Duplex wick being measured for thickness.

 

FLAT LAMP WICKS by the ROLL (click photo above to see a roll)

1/4" - 6mm, 0.071" thickness, 1/4'' wide, FLAT wick

$9.95 per 5 meter roll

3/8" = 9.5mm, 0.085" thickness, 3/8'' wide, FLAT wick

$10.95 per 5 meter roll

5/8" = 16mm, 0.105"  thickness, 5/8" wide, FLAT wick

$11.95 per 5 meter roll

OUT OF US DELIVERY ADDRESSES for 3/4" wide and larger rolls of lamp wick MUST pay $5.00 per order for postage. (This is NOT the wick, which must be ordered separately below.)  Packages 3/4'' thick must be mailed at the boxed rate, which is considerably more expensive than packages less than 3/4'' thick.  Please add this $5.00 per order (one or more rolls of wick per order) for out-of-US delivery addresses.  

3/4" = 19mm, 0.092"  thickness, 3/4'' wide, FLAT wick

$12.95 per 5 meter roll

7/8" = 21mm, 0.092" thickness,  7/8" wide, FLAT wick $12.95 per 5 meter roll - OUT OF STOCK

1" = 25mm, 0.092"  thickness, 1'' wide, FLAT wick

$13.95 per 5 meter roll

1 1/16" BRITISH DUPLEX.  0.080" thickness, purple stripes. 10 meter roll - A lifetime supply of Brit Duplex wick! $24.95 per 10 meter roll

1 1/4" - 32mm, 0.092"  thickness, 1 1/4'' wide, FLAT wick

$14.95 per 5 meter roll

1 ˝" - 38mm, 0.092"  thickness, 1 1/2'' wide, FLAT lamp wick. The #3 Climax burner and P&A #3 Duplex use this thicker wick, as does the Angle Lamp. (Two foot lengths of this wick, see below.)  (Miller Brooder Heaters do best with the 0.066" thick wicks listed below.) 

$15.95 per 5 meter roll

Lantern Wick by the Roll  
Lanterns often require a thinner, very tightly woven wick to avoid tangling the wick in the star wheel wick raiser. 5 meters = 16.4 feet of wick.

1/4" - 6mm, 0.071" thickness, 1/4'' wide, FLAT wick

$9.95 per 5 meter roll

5/16" = 7.0mm, 0.075" thickness, approx 5m.

$10.45 per 5 meter roll

3/8" = 9.5mm, 0.065" thickness, 3/8'' wide, FLAT wick $10.95 per 5 meter roll

1/2" - 12mm, 0.070"  thickness  ROLL

$10.95 per 5 meter roll

5/8" - 16mm, 0.065"  thickness  ROLL

$11.95 per 5 meter roll

OUT OF US DELIVERY ADDRESSES for 3/4" wide and larger rolls of lamp wick MUST pay $5.00 per order for postage. (This is NOT the wick, which must be ordered separately below.)  Packages 3/4'' thick must be mailed at the boxed rate, which is considerably more expensive than packages less than 3/4'' thick.  Please add this $5.00 per order (one or more rolls of wick per order) for out-of-US delivery addresses.

3/4'' - 19mm, 0.65'' thickness   ROLL

$12.95 per 5 meter roll

7/8" - 21mm, 0.065"  thickness  ROLL

$12.95 per 5 meter roll

1" = 25mm, 0.066"  thickness  ROLL

$13.95 per 5 meter roll

1 1/4" - 32mm, 0.066"  thickness  ROLL

$14.95 per 5 meter roll

1 ˝" - 38mm, 0.066"  thickness  (Miller Brooder Heaters & all Miller flat wick burners)

$15.95 per 5 meter roll

WHY LAMP WICK BY THE ROLL?

Purchasing lamp wick by the roll results in much less cost per wick. How?  The burner assembly is at least 2" high.  From the bottom of the burner to the middle of the font is about 4'':  the distance from the top of the wick to the fuel is then about 6'' on average.  If you have an 8'' long wick, you get only 2'' of wick to burn before the wick is too short to even reach the fuel!  If you cut and use 12'' long wicks then you have 6" of wick to burn - 3 times as much effective wick life.

MEASURE THE WIDTH OF THE WICK SLOT
to determine what width wick you need

FLAT LAMP WICKS by the package
See Alphabetical List  by Manufacturer Below

1/4" x 8" wicks, (Some nightlights); pack of three

$2.75

3/8" x 24"  wicks, (Dietz Comet, 0.85" thick); 2 ft of wick

$2.75

3/8" x 24"  wicks, (Feuerhand; 0.065" thick); 2 ft of wick

$2.75

7/16" x 24'' f (11mm) for some older ship's lamps and lanterns

$2.95

1/2" x 8"  wicks, (See list below) also for French pump lamps, cut to 4" length; pack of three wicks

$2.95

5/8" x 8" wicks, for Adlake & Dietz (see below) pack of 3 wicks

$2.95

3/4" x 8" wicks, for standard #2 burner; pack of three wicks

$2.95

7/8" Flat wicks, (see list below); pack of three wicks

$2.95

1"  wick, for old time lamps and greenhouse heaters; early 1900's Dietz Blizzard, Royal HB; 2 feet of wick

$3.45

1 1/16" BRITISH DUPLEX.  0.080" thickness, purple stripes, for all pre-War British Duplex lamps and post-War lamps of fine quality.  Made for me by Hattersley.  Sold by the foot!  Order what you need and trim it to the length you want: for example, if you order a quantity of 4 you will receive 4 feet uncut.  The original concept was for a continuous loop of wick, up at both ends and the middle up through the center bracket between the wicks to form a W-shaped "helper" wick system.

$1.45 per foot

1 1/16" x 10" for post-War British Duplex, P&A Duplex lamps and greenhouse heaters. Hattersley Green Stripe wicks are 0.104" thickness.  
Not for
pre-War  Hinks,
Veritas, Messenger's, Young's and other pre-War lamps.
Victorian Era duplex lamps require wick thickness not to exceed 0.990".

$2.95
Pack of 2 wicks

1 1/8" x 24", 0.075'' thick, for American duplex burners requiring a wide, 1 1/8'' wick. How to measure width needed, click here.

$3.75
per 2 feet

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

1 1/4"  wicks, 8" long, package of three.

$3.95

1 1/4'' x 24'' - (32mm) Kosmos weave, 2 feet of wicking

$5.95

1 7/16'' x 24''- (38mm) Kosmos weave, 2 feet of wicking

$5.95

1 1/2" x 24", thinner wick than individual 8" long pieces below at 0.066" thickness.  Best wick for Miller brooder heaters.  You cut to length desired.

$5.95

1 1/2" x 8" wicks, 8" long, for old lanterns and some old heaters (Wheeling Valley), greenhouse heaters, and some poultry house heaters.  Package of three (3).  (0.085" thickness)      

$4.95

1 1/2" x 24", thick 0.092'' thickness for the #3 Climax burner and P&A #3 Duplex use this thicker wick, as does the Angle Lamp.

$4.95

1 5/8'' x 24'' (42mm) Kosmos weave, 2 feet of wicking

$5.95

Kosmos 1 7/8" x 8" (48mm) 10 line''';   pack of 3, pack of 3, 8" long

$6.95

Kosmos 2'' (50mm), odd size for when 10''' is not wide enough and 12''' wicks are too wide.  2 ft length

$7.95

2 7/16'' x 24'' (2.44") (62mm) thinner wick for some Kosmos lamps.   Per 2 feet.

$7.95

2 9/16" x 24" (66mm) thinner wick for Kosmos lamps with smaller wick gap.  Per 2 feet uncut. 

$7.95

2 9/16" x 8" (66mm) Special Purple Stripe Flat wick for KOSMOS #14 & #15 BURNERS - "14 line"' Thicker wick - 0.110".  For Kosmos lamps with a larger wick gap.   Per wick.

$2.95

Wide wicks for large Kosmos lamps, some heaters and Sad Iron stoves are below
2 3/4" x 8" (72mm) Kosmos wick, Sherwood lamp, German HALLER STOVES, 8" long, pack of 3. Some 14''' & 15''' - If your 2 9/16" wick has a gap at the top when installed, this is the wick to use.  Medium thickness of 0.090".   
Haller Stoves
use this wick.            

$5.95

3 5/8" x 8" (92mm), 30''' flat wick for Imperial Kosmos Vulcan burners; large German Kosmos-Brenner lamps made by Wild & Wessel; Brenner Ideal #20i Burner/ Trawler Lamp; German 20''' Baldur Brenner. (See photos of a large Kosmos-Brenner;  photo 1, photo 2.) Thicker wick - 0.086".  Perfect for sad iron heaters requiring 3 9/16 to 3 5/8" wide wicks:  Installation instuctions > click here   Per wick.

$8.75

3 5/8" x 24" (92mm), 30''' flat wick, 24" of wicking (cut to your own length)  Thickness 0.076" - THIN WICK FOR SOME LAMPS & STOVES.   ( 3 wick measure - 24" of wicking)  

$13.75

4" wide, 24" long.  ( 3 wick measure - 24" of wicking)   0.076" thick. THIN WICK FOR SOME LAMPS & STOVES.

$13.95

4" x 8" (101.6mm), 40''' flat wick for some Kosmos-Brenner burners.   Ideal for sad irons requiring 4" wicks and European stoves like the Beatrice Boiling Stove & Canadian SMP or GSW "Hot Blast" heater.  Thicker 0.092" thickness. 

$8.95

Round Woven Fiberglass Wicks

   

1/8'' (2.5mm) diameter Round Woven Fiberglass,
95 cents per foot.

$0.95 per foot

5/32'' (4.0mm) diameter Round Woven Fiberglass,
$1.25 cents per foot

$1.25 per foot

3/8'' (10.0mm) diameter Round Woven Fiberglass,
$2.95 per foot 

$2.45 per foot

Auto Motor Primer Wicks

 

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Auto Motor Primer Wick, asbestos.  I take no responsibility for the use of asbestos.   See instructions here.

$9.95

Auto Motor Heater Wick, cotton.  3/4" x 8".  Cut in half, makes two wicks with trim length of 4"

$4.95

Smudge Pot, Tiki Torch wick
US Military runway flare light issue designation
''Wick, Cotton, DSA400-77-M-B685"

3/4" x 9" round cotton wick. Used in old style Toledo Torch smudge pots, some Dietz highway torches, some "Tiki" lamps & military runway landing lights. (Smudge pots and Tiki Torch lamps commonly use a 6'' length of wick.) 

$4.95

 

OUT OF US DELIVERY ADDRESSES for 3/4" x 9" round cotton wick above MUST pay $5.00 per order for postage. (This is NOT the wick, which must be ordered above.)  Packages 3/4'' thick must be mailed at the boxed rate, which is considerably more expensive than flat packages.  Please add this $5.00 per order for out-of-US delivery addresses.

$5.00

Lamp Wicks by Manufacturer

Alphabetical List; Package of 3 wicks

MEASURE THE WIDTH OF THE WICK SLOT
to determine what width wick you need

Adlake Railroad lanterns (pack of 3)

5/8"

$2.95

Badger "Solar" bicycle/carriage lamp (Made in Kenosha, Wis)

5/8"

$2.95

Dietz #8 Air Pilot, Miller Zenith burner    (pack of 3)

  7/8"

$2.95

Dietz #80 Blizzard (Roll wicking, 7/8")  (pk of 3)

  7/8"

$2.95

Dietz #50 Comet, Vesta RR lanterns   (2 feet)

 3/8"

$2.75

Dietz No. 70 Crescent  (pack of 3)

 7/8"

$2.95

Dietz #90 D-Lite  (pack of 3)

  7/8"

$2.95

Dietz #20 Junior  (pack of 3)

5/8"

$2.95

Dietz #1 Little Wizard

5/8"

$2.95

Dietz #10 Monarch  (pack of 3)

5/8"

$2.95

Dietz No. 76 Original  (pack of 3)

1/2"

$2.95

Dietz #40 Victor  (pack of 3)

5/8"

$2.95

Acorn and Nutmeg burners  (pack of 3)

3/8"

$2.75

No. 0 Eagle and Banner burners  (pack of 3)

1/2"

$2.95

No. 1 Eagle, Banner Railroad and Queen burners  (pack of 3)

5/8"

$2.95

No. 2 burners (most popular size table lamp burner)   NOTE: There have been many manufacturers of #2 burners in the past 130 years, and the width of the wicks varied from 3/4" to 7/8" to 1".  Please measure the width of the wick slot to get the correct wick for your lamp.  (pack of 3)

3/4"

$2.95

No. 2 Eagle, Banner and Queen burners  (2 feet)

1"

$3.45

A brief history of Feuerhand lanterns (pdf)      

ZIPPO Lighter Wicks & Hand Warmer Replacement Burners
Zippo Lighter Wicks, Individual Card, one each per card

$1.95

Zippo Outdoor Line Hand Warmer Replacement Burner (Silver)

$5.95

MEASURE THE WIDTH OF THE WICK SLOT TO KNOW THE SIZE WICK YOU NEED.

When ordering lamp wicks, please measure the width of the wick slot on the bottom of the burner as shown at right in order to get the proper wick for your lamp.  It is your responsibility to order the right size wick - I cannot do it for you.  DO NOT ASSUME that all #2 size burners used the same size wick, for example.  Various manufacturers over the past 150 years have labeled their burners according to their whim - there were no industry-wide standard dimensions.  Measure, please.  It is easy.

Duplex wick lamps often use a "helper wick" between the two wicks used for burning.  The "helper wick" is inserted through a loop between the two main wicks and each "tail" falls into the fuel.  The fuel in the "helper wick" is passed to the main wicks where they touch just below the burner so more fuel is available to the top of the wick, hence the lamps burn brighter.  The helper wick should be a minimum of 18'' long and many people use a 2 foot length of helper wick.  So, with a 2 foot long helper wick and two 1 foot long main wicks, a total of 4 feet of wick is needed to properly wick a Duplex burner lamp.

KEEP LAMP BURNER VENT HOLES CLEAN AND CLEAR

There is a small air vent in virtually all lamp burners, which is a safety feature to keep air pressure equal in the tank even with a solid fill plug.  The vent hole must be keep clean and clear of obstruction.  The photograph at left shows the bottom of a duplex burner, but single wick burners also have a vent. Click on the photo to enlarge it.

When ordering flat lamp wicks, please measure the width of the wick slot as shown at left in order to get the proper wick for your lamp.  It is your responsibility to order the right size wick.

Burner Repair.  See the three star wheels attached to the shaft in each wick slot above? Those cog toothed star wheels must turn in fairly precise slots, and if one tooth is bent the wick will only turn back and forth until the bent tooth hits the side of the slot.  Look closely and you should be able to identify the bent tooth.  Gently push the errant tooth back into alignment with a thin bladed screwdriver, then try the wick raising knob again. It may take a few tries, but it is often possible to make a seemly broken flat wick burner work again just like new.  This is also the time to gently push any dents in the fairing above the wick back into place, which will result in a smooth air flow over the wick and thus a nice, even flame.  Be gentle.  All of these parts are usually brass.

The comments below are from Dick Stauffer, who has encyclopedic knowledge of lamps, is honest and a gentleman - my highest praise.

"After some research, I find that all kerosene burners had some sort of vent system. The most common today on flat wick burners is the little tube that runs along the main wick tube. This allowed the vapor that builds up in the font as the lamp heats up to vent directly to the wick where is is burned. Others just have a hole that vents into the screened area of the burner. Central draft lamps evidently were vented by the spaces around the wick riser though Royals do have a small hole under the tab in the base for a direct vent. All these vent holes HAVE to be kept clean. I make a point now to go over the burners I use VERY carefully with the vent and air flow systems particularly in mind. I think it was fairly common for these holes to get plugged up by the gummy residue from the cheap kerosene."           Dick Stauffer 

Click here for"Wickless" Kindler Stove wicks.
(See chart for width and length needed)

At left is a scan of an old Victory Asbestos Wick box.  The wick in the box was made to fit the old Boss and Perfection gravity flow, wick edge-burning stove designs known as "wickless" stoves, and wicks for them are available on the "wickless stove" page.  The new Butterfly edge-burning stoves are copies of the 70+ year old Boss design.  Good illustration of an eagle with the burning edge wick in it's mouth.

CANDLE WICKING

I do not sell taper candle wicking or wicks for small string or rope wick lamps...it is almost too easy to make your own and save a fortune in wick costs.  Candle wicks can be made from any pure cotton string or twine - available in almost every hardware store. Thick string will provide more light, and is more suitable for larger diameter candles. Use a thin string for taper or votive candles. For small "night light" kerosene lamps, 9/64" cotton twine is very inexpensive and will fit most small kerosene night lights.

One of the greatest discoveries of the early 1800's was that cotton wicking treated with boric acid did not "sputter" when burned.  It is easy to make boric acid and "treat" your own cotton wicking material.  I "treat" whole skeins of cotton string at a time and use it in candles I make with my solar melter.  Wear gloves.

Take a roll or ball of cotton string and find a container into which it will fit completely, but not with a lot of excess room. Then make a solution of one (1) tablespoon of salt and two (2) tablespoons of Borax per cup of boiling water -- that IS the boric acid solution. Weigh down the ball of string in the container so it won't float up (find a rock) and pour in the boric acid solution, making sure you have enough to completely cover the cotton string. Let is soak for several days, then let it dry in the sun for several more days. If there are excess salt crystals covering the string, just wash them off with water and dry the ball of string again. Now you have the wicking necessary for making a lot of candles, cheap and easy! 

*Please note that boric acid made with salt as above is not the same as stronger boric acid purchased in liquid form.  Boric acid has many uses and can be toxic at higher concentrations.  Look it up and read the precautions. 
http://www.ehow.com/about_5419217_borax-vs-boric-acid.html

Melting the wax or paraffin in a solar oven negates even having to use any energy to melt the wax!  I've used the solar oven I built years ago to make thousands of candles.  Of course a solar oven only "works" from May through September in the Northern Hemisphere, but they can melt at least 9 pounds of wax or paraffin a day to over 200 F, which makes candle production a relatively high speed operation.  For more information on this process, see my instructions at www.EndTimesReport.com/making_candles.html

British Round wick measurements
RW166 - 3mm - 1/8"
RW168 - 4mm - 5/32"
RW170 - 5mm - 1/4"
RW172 - 6mm - 15/64"
RW174 - 7mm - 9/32"
RW176 - 8mm - 21/64"
RW178 - 9mm - 23/64"
RW180 - 10mm - 25/64"
RW182 - 11mm - 7/16"
RW184 - 12mm - 1/2"

 

Wicks for kerosene space heaters, click here.


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Lamp Wicks: 

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

Standard lamp wicks and

Aladdin Lamp Wicks, chimneys etc

Kosmos Lamp Wicks

Smudge Pot - Tiki Torch Wicks

  • Toledo Torch & Some Dietz

Kindler Wicking

Auto Motor Primer Wicks

HI SEAS 100C MARINE
DIESEL HEATER WICK

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

20''` neoVulcan Matador - New!

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

Lamp Repair & projects

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

Center Draft Lamp manufacturers and brand names

Kosmos-Brenner lamps

Miller Lamps - a photo album

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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