Madison County Historical Society


Aladdin, The Mystic Lamps


The Madison County Historical Society presents "Aladdin, Alexandria's Mystic Lamps" Exhibit which will be on display at the History Museum, 11 West 11th Street, Anderson, Indiana.  The Up-Stairs Exhibit Hall is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  This exhibit will be available for visiting and viewing on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  We expect the exhibit to be available until the end of day, October 30, 2015.  Additional open days will be announced later.  Special group tours are planned and need to be prearranged.  Please call the office at 765-683-0052 to schedule a group visit.  Thank you!

The exhibit is the work of Bill Knepp.  This is a huge collection of very fine quality Aladdin lamps from 1926 to about 1952.  The exhibit contains  almost two hundred electric and kerosene lamps.  Lamps have been labeled with name and year.  This is such a high quality and variety of lamps that it has become a "must see" display.  To really see this exhibit, you will need to come several times.  Visitors will be escorted to the exhibit area.

The exhibit is  free to everyone in the community.  It is for you and your family;  that's why we do it!  For more information and/or questions, please call us at (765) 683-0052 during public hours.  Thank you!

Electric Aladdin Lamps


The Lippincott Glass Factory located in Alexandria, Indiana by 1894.  It was an employer for about 500 until the early 1920's.  Efforts were made to save the company;  however, that failed and it went into receivership in 1925.

The Aladdin Lamp Factory moved to the Lippincott Factory area in about 1926.  On 13 acres, a new and modern factory was built.

The Alexandria plant closed in 1952.



New Aladdin Factory in about 1926.




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