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Much of America was rural and without electricity at the turn of the century.
Marketing and sales into rural America were largely through independent sales representatives going door to door with salesman cases demonstrating their wares.
They also have gatherings which provides opportunities to actually see rare models.
"Aladdin to Ziu: The Early Kerosene Mantle Lamp in America" by Thomas W. Christner, ISBN 978-0-692-90920-1, does an excellent job of documenting pre-1930 non-pressurized kerosene mantle lamps both made and imported into America.
Dozens of companies manufactured a wide verity of these lamps, some of whom also manufactured kerosene mantle lamps.
If you have an interest in these lamps, Bill's book is a must have.
Much of the information in this web site is based upon the research and contributions of others as well as those of my own.
I intend this site to to be an illustrated supplement reference that fills in some gaps not well covered in other published works. This is a MUST HAVE book on Aladdin lamps that is well researched and well written.