Oil Lamp Burner Sizing

Lamp burners are chosen according to type of lamp and lamp collar they screw into.

Our lamp burner reference chart below offers a quick guide to available burners. Please note:
  • Hornet lamp burners and Gem Arctic lamp burners have the same collar opening as a #1, however the threading is different meaning these burners are not interchangeable.
  • No. 1 and No. 2 lamp burners are available in both electric and oil.
  • Burners are used with chimneys and often glass lampshades.
  • Shade holders are available to fit many of these burners.

  • Lamp Burner Reference Chart

    Size Lamp Burner Collar Opening Wick Size
    No. 00.. Nutmeg 5/8" 3/8"
    No. 0 Hornet 7/8" 1/2"
    No. 1 Gem Arctic 7/8" 1/2"
    No. 1 Queen Anne 7/8" 5/8"
    No. 2 Eagle, Brass Plate 1-1/4" 13/16"
    No. 2 Queen Anne, Brass 1-1/4" 1"
    No. 3 Burner 1-3/4" 1-1/2"
    English Duplex 1-1/2" 1-1/16"
    Aladdin Burners 2-1/8" by model number
    Rayo Burners 2-1/4" 2-1/2" round
    Central Draft Burners 2-3/8" 2-1/2" round
    Lamp Burners

    Fitting a Lamp

    Thread size of burner and collar opening must match for oil lamp burners to correctly screw into lamp collars.
  • Thread sizes on burners and collars have varied over the years. As a result not all collars and burners which appear the same are interchangeable.
  • Many old and new collars and burners will screw together. Often the only way to tell is by trying the two together.
  • A proper fit between collar and burner is important to reduce the risk of fire.
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