Tree thumbnailThis glossary of antique lamps and lighting devices can be used to identify common sources of lighting in America.

Most of the lamps included are of American origin but a few have been added that were made elsewhere but commonly used in America.

Each entry contains a physical description of the lamp and time period.

Many of the entries have drawn pictures or figures of the lamps described as well.

The information is based on the research of the Rushlight Club, a prominent leader in lighting research during the 1960s.

A Glossary of Old Lamps and Lighting Devices TL#30 (1976)