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Old 01-26-2012, 08:24 PM
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From another thread... I lost power and pulled one of the many Walmary oil lamps that I have stocked up on. Within a couple minutes the globe, or chimney (glass top) shattered from the heat!

I have never had this happen before, but then again my old lamps were not made in China! I had it high enough to light an area, but well below the soot stage. It was suggested that I warm it up slowly and maybe that would work. I know that these are NOT what I want to depend on! The glass is micro-paper thin and is not heat treated or tempered.

POS that you do not want to depend on:

FloraSense Glass Oil Lamp, Clear



Some really great suggestions from the other thread:

Oil Lamps

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Dietz #10 Monarch Hot Blast Lantern



and:

http://www.oillampman.com/burners/all_other_plated.htm

Mason jar to oil lamp burner adapter



The above can work with olive oil and does not require a chimney.

Also, look around shops and flea markets for quality older used lamps.
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If I were you, I would add a link that we could actually purchase one of those Dietz lanterns. It says it is SOLD OUT. Just sayin'....
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Old hurrican lamps from antique stores are still fairly cheap. You cant beat the quality. Plus some make good decorations to sit on a mantle.
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With a quick count I have 14 oil lamps in the house. I have used them all at one time or another so I haven't had any problems.

I bought a package of those oil lamp mason jar adapters, 7 of them for about $26 & change with S&H from Southern Lamp & Supply http://www.oillampman.com/bottlewick.html#mason .

The rings fit the regular mouth mason jars, and the wick that comes with them is long enough for the pint jars. I have extra wicks and chimneys so I put a longer wick in screwed it on a quart jar, put a chimney on and BAM !

In fact I have three lamps going right now because I didn't want to fire up the woodstove, and it was just a little chilly in here right now.
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I LOVE Dietz lanterns! (Have 3 of them). For oil lamps, I have quite a few antique oil/kerosene lamps, and a whole BUNCH of replacement chimneys (also antique, purchased at an auction). I also have a stockpile of replacement burners and wicks. Those cheap, made-in-China chimneys are absolute garbage.
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My Kirkman lamps have really thick glass globes. I got a few of the #1 Champs. They work great. Very solid lanterns.

http://www.lanternnet.com/Merchant2/...egory_Code=WKL
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If I were you, I would add a link that we could actually purchase one of those Dietz lanterns. It says it is SOLD OUT. Just sayin'....
Oops. I didn't even see that. Several models are sold out.

Dietz #76 Original Solid Brass Cold Blast Lantern $35, but solid brass!

There are many different models that are in stock. And there are other sources. Just be careful. I thought that I was looking at Dietz brass lamps on one site before noticing they are made in India. This might be one small niche where American goods are available at a very reasonable price.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=dietz+lantern
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My Kirkman lamps have really thick glass globes. I got a few of the #1 Champs. They work great. Very solid lanterns.

http://www.lanternnet.com/Merchant2/...egory_Code=WKL
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Sorry your globe broke REM, just glad you didn't have something worse happen... however

We can't all complain about China-made this and China-made that.

Diezt and every other major brand of oil lamp are made in China, Vietnam, India, etc.

http://www.lanternnet.com/faqs.htm
Where are Dietz lanterns now made?
ANSWER: The lantern division of the R. E. Dietz Company moved to Hong Kong in 1956. In 1982 the factory was moved from Hong Kong into China. In 2005 the factory was again moved, and now operates in Jiangsu, China. The Dietz sales office still operates in Aberdeen, Hong Kong.


It isn't about where it is made, it is about the quality that an individual chooses to purchase. Both the higher quality lamps and the lower quality lamps are made by more efficient, harder working people in other countries.

We can't blame them for working harder
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That's what we get when we buy cheap, chinese crap. That's what destroyed this countries industrial base, buying foreign products.
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I bought a package of those oil lamp mason jar adapters, 7 of them for about $26 & change with S&H from Southern Lamp & Supply http://www.oillampman.com/bottlewick.html#mason .

The rings fit the regular mouth mason jars, and the wick that comes with them is long enough for the pint jars. I have extra wicks and chimneys so I put a longer wick in screwed it on a quart jar, put a chimney on and BAM !


You can buy wick by the roll if you want some even longer ones.

http://www.lanternnet.com/Merchant2/...gory_Code=RPAW

About halfway down the page; 4 sizes of 33' rolls for $19.95 and S&H.

Lots of good products. Avoid the foreign crap; particularly made in China!

Edit: Well, these are made in China, too.
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Sorry your globe broke REM, just glad you didn't have something worse happen... however

We can't all complain about China-made this and China-made that.

Diezt and every other major brand of oil lamp are made in China, Vietnam, India, etc.

http://www.lanternnet.com/faqs.htm
Where are Dietz lanterns now made?
ANSWER: The lantern division of the R. E. Dietz Company moved to Hong Kong in 1956. In 1982 the factory was moved from Hong Kong into China. In 2005 the factory was again moved, and now operates in Jiangsu, China. The Dietz sales office still operates in Aberdeen, Hong Kong.


It isn't about where it is made, it is about the quality that an individual chooses to purchase. Both the higher quality lamps and the lower quality lamps are made by more efficient, harder working people in other countries.

Don't blame them for working harder.
Working... cheaper?

Darn! You busted my bubble. I thought this was an American made product.

The quality looks to be there! And they sell "replacement parts!"

Thanks!

Well, here are some parts and lamps made in the US: sticker shock alert!

http://www.lanternnet.com/Merchant2/...egory_Code=AMI
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I'm glad I read this thread, I have two oil lamps here I scrounged free a while back and have never used them.

They have paper thin glass globes, so I better check them out and light them to make sure the glass isn't going to shatter.

And maybe start shopping around for thicker globes to have on hand just in case.
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How about a link for the mason jar caps...for the glass for them?
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How about a link for the mason jar caps...for the glass for them?
Try this link:
http://www.lanternnet.com/Merchant2/...tegory_Code=FI

They have all the parts listed below the whole "kit"
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Working... cheaper?

Darn! You busted my bubble. I thought this was an American made product.

The quality looks to be there! And they sell "replacement parts!"

Thanks!
If you really want american made:
http://www.lanternnet.com/Merchant2/...egory_Code=AMI

Everything in this list is made in the good ol' USA!
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http://non-electric.lehmans.com/search?w=lanterns&asug= usually has plenty of Dietz lanterns.
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How about a link for the mason jar caps...for the glass for them?
I'm not seeing much in the US... lots in England and Australia.

http://www.oillampparts.com/allplainchimneys.html


http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-KEROSENE...item256721ad8d

Who knows? It could be the same cheap part marked up.

This one "looks" like thicker glass, but it might be flaired at the top:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMALL-3-1-2-...item3f129c20b1


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http://www.pandaoriental.com/vintage...-oil-lamp.html

Don't rule these out. They are on sale now for only $3.84. They are typically brass and virtually indestructible. I've used them many times for reading and writing at night. They will burn any kind of oil and while the aren't as fancy as glass oil lamps... They work and have worked for thousands of years.

You can find a large variety of them at dirt cheap prices.
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If you really want american made:
http://www.lanternnet.com/Merchant2/...egory_Code=AMI

Everything in this list is made in the good ol' USA!
Well, I can afford the crate to put one in at least!
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