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Lamp Terms Dictionary
Simple definitions of commonly used lamp terms.

German Lamp Terms in English
Much of the origin of fuel lighting starts in Germany. Easy translations to assist in understand these terms.


US Lighting Patent Project
has over 14,000 patents in a searchable database, with a direct link to the US Patent Office documents.

General Reading

Light International
"Light International" the Guild magazine was produced from 1998-2005.
Numerous articles on burners, lamps, lanterns and company histories make for informative reading.
Volume 1 - 6, each contain four issues. Volume 7 only contains two issues.
All are in PDF format, and require Adobe Reader to view. Download any or all.
Reprinting of any information will require permission of the Guild. Please see our Terms and Conditions bottom of the Main Page
These are large files and make take extended time to download

Research Articles

to be added soon

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