CZECH WALL LAMP
The Czech Wall Lamp is a very cute
little oil lamp that can hang on a wall or be table
mounted, has a 4 inch mirror reflector (removable),
and is very efficient. The workmanship is not
in the class of a Kosmos, but they work very well
indeed - and the cost is vastly less than a Kosmos
These little lamps take a 5/8"
wick (newer ones use a 3/8" wick), so fuel
consumption is very low. But light output is directly
related to fuel consumption, so these little lamps
are not as bright as a Kosmos or Aladdin, but are
certainly as bright as a Lamplighter Farms oil lamp.
What is unique is the burner assembly. These lamps
are of Czech origin, and the burner is not a typical
#2 unit. It burns exceptionally clean, with virtually
no fumes or soot. I have had several set up on a wall
burning for hours, and there was no soot at all in
the chimney, no smell or fumes, and yet with the
reflector it put out enough light to be able to
navigate around the house easily.
Why did I want these little glass
lamps? They can go on the wall and provide plenty of
light for normal walking around at night, while using
considerably less fuel than a Kosmos. And the Kosmos
is then available for putting right beside my
recliner for reading, and I still have a wall
The Czech wall lamp is available
from www.lehmans.com. Item
# 11-747. The cost is $14.95 plus
shipping. That price is $5.00 less than I
paid for mine in 1999, and I considered them a "best
buy" at the higher price! Note: These are
3/8" wide wick models, but burn brighter than a cheap
#2 burner on a Chinese import sold under a "farm"
label. Lehman's has many interesting and
extremely useful non electric items - their catalogue
is fantastic. I have done business with
Lehman's for years, and they have my highest
recommendation for integrity.