About W.T. Kirkman Lanterns:
W. T. Kirkman Lanterns, Inc., the only Tubular Oil Lantern manufacturer in the United States, is proud to offer the broadest selection anywhere of new kerosene lanterns, oil lamp, and parts in our newly expanded E-Store. We are the exclusive importer and distributor for the U.S.A. for Gaudard Kosmos Oil Lamps made in France, and now have one of the largest selections of Aladdin Mantle Lamps and replacement parts in the Western United States. Our manufacturing capabilities allow us to offer many items
that are exclusive to our line that won't be found elsewhere. We also maintain an ever
changing inventory of old stock replacement lantern parts and lantern globes for Dietz, Adlake, Handlan, C.T. Ham, Embury, Paull's Leader, Regal and several other lantern manufacturers. If there is something special you are looking for that you cannot find, or if you just have a lantern question, visit our "About Us"
to view the various ways to contact us.
1. Shipping charges are calculated in real time during checkout.
2. Shipment method choices include: UPS, FedEx, and U.S. Mail and International Air Mail.
3. The preferred method for shipments to Canada and other countries is U.S. Mail.
4. We accept Visa, M/C, Discover, AmEx, and Checks or Money Orders. We do not accept PayPal.
5. Rush orders should be placed by calling our toll free order line: 877-985-5267.
6. We do not appraise items.
7. We do not sell or share customer information.
22ND, 2013 UPDATE
Christmas Delivery Order Deadlines
Last day for Regular Ground Shipment: December 16th, 2013
Last day for 3-Day Shipments: December 18th, 2013
Last day for 2-Day Shipments: December 20th, 2013
Last day for Next Day Shipments: December 22nd, 2013
We will be closed December 24th to January 5 for annual inventory, and will reopen Monday January 6th, 2014.
PRODUCT UPDATE: November 22nd, 2013
We have sold out of our No. 2 Champion lanterns in black over galvanized finish. They will be back in stock in Spring 2014.
We have added several Christmas Combo gift sets to our
Featured Items Page.
Railroad Lantern Parts Department now features one of the largest assortments of parts for switch and marker lamps, with more items being added.
We are now producing
#159 Mantle Frames for the Coleman Ker-O-Lite Lamps
We now have
replacement lip chimneys for the Dietz Bestov Hand Lamp.
Our beautiful new
#2526 Agent Desk Lamps are now in production, and are available in polished or antiqued brass in addition to black enamel.
Click on the above photo for a map to our showroom and production shop.
NEW W.T. KIRKMAN SHOWROOM NOW OPEN: April 4th, 2011
We are pleased to announce the opening of our new full-line showroom and electric lamp and fixture fabrication, restoration, and repair service facility. Showroom hours are from 10:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Will-call orders can be placed by calling our toll free number 877-985-5267. Walk-in orders are also accepted. We will also maintain our dealer spaces in the Original Old Town Ramona Antique Fair, which is open 7 days per week.
To help find a dealer in your area, we have just added a
DEALER LOCATOR PAGE for North America to our website. Prospective dealers will also more easily find our
Dealer Terms and Application
UPS and FedEx have both raised their shipping rates 4.9% as of January First. The U.S. Post Office has also raised rates for most all parcels. While these increases are in line with the increases we've seen over each of the past few years, it makes shipping a single item more expensive than ever. Shipping a second item will reduce the shipping cost per item substantially, so we encourage combining orders, or ordering spare parts in advance.
PREMIUM GRADE LANTERNS:
Our premium grade
#1 Little Champ,
#2 Champion, and newest model
#350 Little Giant, galvanized lanterns are continuing to sell at unprecedented rates, mostly due to emergency preparedness orders. (The #350 model is a nod to the Embury Little Supreme and Little Air Pilot lanterns, cousins of the Dietz Little Giant, first introduced in 1926.) Our premium grade models are without a doubt the best tubular lanterns made. The #350 Little Giant, shown above, will burn for over 40 hours on one filling, and is virtually tip-proof. Our #2 Champion is the largest and brightest of our premium grade models, and is also our most popular lantern model.
Here is an outside review of the No. 2 Champion worth reading.