Dunhill Aladdin's Lamp, 1952


The Dunhill Aladdin's Lamp (also known as the Roman Lamp) lighter was manufactured between 1952 and 1960 in England. It is also known as the Roman Lamp. This solid vintage petrol table lighter was manufactured in three different finishes – polished chrome, silver plate and antique copper finish. The picture below presents the Aladdin's Lamp in antique brass finish.


The lighter has a very precise trigger activated mechanism - the top opens and sparks when the trigger is pulled. Very efficient mechanism – works at every single try. The base is padded with green felt.

This table lighter was advertised by Dunhill as: An ingenious adaptation of the Ancient "Lucerna" - The Roman Lamp of Imperial Times - to the modern purpose of a Dunhill Lighter.

Type: petrol (wick) lighter

Writing on the underside:
dunhill
PROV. PAT. NO. 32981/49.
REG. DES. APPL. NO. 861972
MADE IN ENGLAND

Scarcity: very rare

Value for very good–mint condition (dependent on finish) : $200.00–450.00 (approx €135.00–300.00)

Weight: 432 grams (0,67 pounds)

Dimensions:
  • height: 12.8 cm (5.04")
  • length: 17.0 cm (6.7")
  • depth: 7.0 cm (2.8")

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

I have a 'Roman' silverplated table lighter. I do not smoke and wish to dispose of this lighter!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a photo or print of the inner working of Super Rare Dunhill Roman Lamp Lighter Brass Aladdin's Lamp ??? Was taken apart and cleaned... Cant figure out how to re-assemble.
Todd K
(954)849-2332
TODDG7766@GMAIL.COM
*Will pay :)

Phillip Mansfield said...

i have one in mint condition
i have one in mint condition for sale
aladdin table lamp 1952
07936620451

Phillip Mansfield said...

i have a rare aladdin table lamp 1952 does anyone no where i can sell ths and get what its worth its in imaculate condition my phone no is 07936620451

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