Patents for Collectors of Lamps, Lanterns, and Lighting Devices
Patents are very useful sources of information for collectors of lights. lanterns, lamps, and othr lighting devices who want to know more about the items they are collecting.
Individual sections of the Patent Search Information Site detail how to find patents using free resources on the Web.
- Also of interest to lighting collectors is the U.S.
Patent Issue Years/Numbers page--a quick guide to locating
the year a patent was issued when you find a patent number on a
- See also How
to Search by Patent Number if you already have the patent
number of the light or lamp.
There are also many helpful sites where someone else has already done the research to locate the patents for collectible and antique items.
Here are some examples of sites that have already compiled lists of patents for lights and lamp collectors:
Lights and Lighting
U.S. Patents for Fairy Lamps & Lights: Samuel B. Clarke, 1884 - 1908
kilokat's Antique Light Bulb Site Patent Archive
Kerosene Lantern Patent Research Page
Antique Christmas Light Site: American Christmas Lights 1900-1950.
Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: Collector's Identification & Value Guide (Christmas Ornaments II, Lights & Decorations)
To find additional similar pages as these, trying doing a search on Google, using the following format:
"name of antique or collectible" patents
"fairy lamps " patents
"Christmas Lights " patents
"Aladdin lamps" patents
(Note: use the quotes around the name of the item you are searching for to get more specific results.)