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Fact Sheets of the Lamps

The lamps of the collection are marked with numbers (e.g. L.047). There are exactly 365 lamps presented with their numbers L.001 to L.365. By clicking on a lamp number highlighted in colour you will get to the "fact sheet" of the lamp with detailed photos and all relevant information. To return to the chapter, click on the back button (back to previous page) on your computer.

In terms of text, the fact sheets consist of two parts. In the first part, I tell you in a rather personal "chatty tone" what this lamp is, where it comes from, when it roughly dates, how I acquired it, repaired it and completed it. Important components of the lamp with their characteristics are briefly explained. In combination with the large photo of the lamp, this part of the text is intended to characterise the lamp in general.

The second part is the lamp data. Here, all the important components of the lamp (lamp body with font, burner, glass chimney, shade and shade holder) as well as the relevant dimensions (height and weight) are described in a concise but accurate manner. This is followed by a collective photo with relevant detail shots. In the case of more detailed lamps, there are usually two, in rare cases even three collective photos.

With these text passages and the photos, each lamp in the collection is adequately described and documented. If you still have questions about a lamp or a lamp part, you can of course contact me.


Notes on the Lamp Data

The sign Ø is used in the natural sciences as a universally known abbreviation for diameter and also for mean value. I have used it very often in this website, because I have indicated the diameters of vases, font lids, chimneys, shades, etc., in the lamp data with this sign. The stated diameter of a piece is always measured at its widest point from outer wall to outer wall, unless otherwise stated. For the shades without a designated bottom fitter, I have indicated the inner diameter of the lower opening. For the tulip shades, the diameter is always measured at the widest point, i.e. either at the bulge or at the top rim, depending on which part was widest.

Added by me: Here I list all the important parts of the lamp that have been added by me. This means that these parts added by me were either not present in the lamp (e.g. shades, often also glass chimneys) when I bought it, or were defective or unsuitable (very often burners, wrong glass chimneys); therefore they had to be added or replaced. To do this, I either used additionally purchased parts or matching parts from other lamps. However, I did not include wicks and metal undermounts of fonts in this information.

Cleaning and repair: Here I have mostly summarised the repairs carried out in very brief form, if I had not already described them in detail in the general text above. I have only mentioned the cleaning of the lamp, which was necessary for almost all lamps, if it was exceptionally labour-intensive.

Shade holders: The size of globe holders and shade holders is not indicated according to actual measured values, but according to a uniform classification of the sizes of these shade holders. If, for example, a 100 mm globe holder was used, this means that a globe holder was used that is generally suitable for ball and tulip shades with a fitter width of approximately 100 mm. The actual inner diameter of such a globe holder will in reality be between 100 and 107 mm. The most common sizes for globe holders today are: 70, 85 and 100 mm. Other sizes, such as 60, 75 and 95 mm, used to exist; today they are no longer available. For shade holders, the sizes available today are 155, 190 and 235 mm. The formerly used size 210 mm is no longer available.

Lamp dimensions: The height up to the collar (i.e. to the top edge of the collar) is the size of the lamp body of a lamp, which in many cases is unchangeable and therefore decisive for the lamp. All other components, such as the burner and glass chimney, are interchangeable, and thus the total height of a lamp changes. I have always specified both sizes in my lamps. However, the total weight is then only of the fully equipped lamp measured on a kitchen scale (1 g accurate) and rounded up or down to the nearest 10 g. For example, a weight of 1575 g has been rounded up to 1580 g, and a weight of 1574 g has been rounded down to 1570 g.