Locations of Sales Offices, Manufacturing Plants, and Warehousing of Aladdin Kerosene Lighting and Heating Products
|Sign with Aladdin Blue Flame Heater Series 15 courtesy Dick & Debbie Patak|
J. W. “Bill” Courter
The Mantle Lamp Company of America and Aladdin Industries, Inc were multinational companies with offices, warehouses, joint ventures and affiliate companies around the world. Aladdin manufactured and sold many products in addition to lamps and heaters.
The following list includes locations of Aladdin sales offices where kerosene products were sold, manufactured or warehoused. These records were compiled from historical records including company reports, retired employees, sales brochures and price lists. I am as accurate as sparse records and memories allow. If anyone finds records or printed documents that help date Aladdin operations in these or other countries please contact the author.
This information will help identify and date collectible lamps and heaters and related literature, advertising and cartons.
|The Mantle Lamp Company of America, Inc.||1908-1949|
|Aladdin Industries, Inc.||1949-1998|
|Aladdin Industries LLC||1998-present|
|New York City||1915-1925|
|Aladdin Export Division||1950-1984|
|Aladdin Western Export Corp.||1963-1984|
|Aladdin Lighting & Heating, Inc.||1977-1984|
|Aladdin Mantle Lamp Company||1999 - present|
|The Mantle Lamp Company of America, Inc.||1909-1950|
|Aladdin Industries Ltd.||1950-1953|
|Aladdin Industries (Canada) Ltd.||1953-1984|
|Aladdin Industries Limited|
|Aladdin Sales & Marketing Ltd.||1998 - present|
|Industries Aladdin S.A.|
|Sherkate Aladdin Iran|
|S. S. Santani Aladdin Dar Iran|
|Sinaat Aladdin (Iraq) W.L.L.|
|Al Khalili & Sons Trading Co. LLC|
|D. J. Sampat & Co.|
|Ruwi||1965 – 1978|
|1980s (electric heaters)|
JapanAladdin International Corp
|Aladdin Japan Ltd.|
|AIC Japan Corporation|
|Tokyo||1960? – Present|
|Dainippon Ink & Chemical||1984-????|
|Auw Pit Seng Trading Company|
|Yung Tack Cheong Hardware Manufactory Ltd.|
|Aladdin Industries Pty. Limited|
|Wellington||1929-1940 or 41|
|M. Agostini Comercio-Industria S.A.|
|Rio De Janeiro||1960-2001?|
|James AladdinTM ET chepare-Gil S.|
Aladdin’s annual report in 1977 listed Aladdin Synergetics (Temp-Rite) operating in England, Sweden, France, Germany and Iceland since 1973. The report included joint ventures in Canada, England, Australia, Iraq, Iran, Brazil, Japan, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Uruguay, France, Germany, Iceland, Sweden, and South Africa. Temp-Rite was sold in 1998.
Aladdin’s 1983 anniversary report proclaimed Nashville as world headquarters with affiliates in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Sweden and Venezuela. Aladdin Industries Inc. became Aladdin Industries LLC in 1998.
2The factory in Alexandria was listed on letterheads and on some price
lists during the 1940s and 1950s. Greenford Products was a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Industries Ltd. selling Aladdin heaters in the USA. In 1999 Aladdin LLC sold the lamp division to the Aladdin Mantle Lamp Company which moved to Clarksville, TN in 2000.
3Winnipeg was operated solely as a warehouse after 1929. Montreal started as a mail-order house. Aladdin assembled kerosene and electric lamps in Toronto beginning in 1945. Aladdin chimneys were produced in Canada but we do not know who made them.
4Aladdin Industries Ltd. also had licensing arrangements for manufacture or sale of products in Uruguay, South Africa (Atlas in Johannesburg and Caswells in Durban), Dem. Rep. Of The Congo (United Africa Co. in Kinshasa) and Japan. “Afrikaaner Aladdin” lamps date to the early 1970s. Hartlepool was primarily a location for manufacture of vacuum bottles. Aladdin also has an interest in Hattersley Narrow Fabrics (manufacturer of wicks) in Keighley, England.
6Auw Pit Seng Trading Co. was primarily a purchasing agent for Aladdin and is still in business as an alcoholic beverage trader. Read a tribute to Auw Pit Seng by his son at www.e-auw.com
Appreciation for review and contributions:
Lillian Jenkins, Anthony Joint, Joe Piot, Jim Kelso, Milton Smith, Julian dela Guardia, Maria Moncivaez, Tom Small, John Claypole, Rex Christensen and James Evans. The Aladdin Worldwide sign courtesy of Dick and Debbie Patak.