Pressure Lamps International

Aetna Lighting and Heating, Aetna Manufacturers Sales

New Haven, Connecticut USA



It is very unlikely that Aetna manufactured anything, it seems they were retailers and possibly added a badge or logo of their own to some products. Even this last suggestion is very doubtful and until a product is in hand judgement has to be suspended!

The word "Aetna" turns up many hits on search engines, but there is virtually nothing related to lamps and lanterns. I would suggest that the company we're interested in was quite short lived, and operated for a few years in the 1920's.



Lamps for Sale

 If you have a lamp or lantern for sale you can advertise it here, free of charge. Just send a couple of photos and your location details. There are no hidden costs, I'll just pass on any inquiries and then you arrange the sale yourself. To avoid problems it's much better that buyer and seller arrange to meet and agree the sale, as I can't be responsible for lost packages or failed payments! If you can't meet, then always use shipping methods with signed-for delivery. ************** Here ...


This is where you can display a photo of a pressure lamp spotted in an unexpected place. (Actually, some places might be expected, so send the photos in anyway)   A couple of Petromax lanterns in amongst the baking produce at Smith's Farm Shop, Chapel Brampton Rushden Railway Museum, Sept 2016 The lamp collection at Rushden, no BR49 there!                    x

United Factories

Pressure Lamps International United Factories Co (Kansas City) 1316 1330 1332 1385 McGee Street, Kansas City (1908)1028 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City (1909)1841 Factory Building, Kansas City (1909)809 & 1043 Factory Building, Kansas City (1909)404 Goden & Keppel Building, Kansas   The North Carolina Advocate of 23 January 1908 describes (on p7) a new way for manufacturers to get their goods into the hands of consumers without "burdensome profits being tacked on by jobbers, ...

Foote Mfg

Pressure Lamps International Foote Mfg CoLiberty Lamp Co Dayton, Ohio, USA   It appears that the Foote Manufacturing Co operated out of Dayton, Ohio for only a relatively short time. Terry Marsh shows several of their lamps on his web site, and reports that the company existed from 1908 to 1917. You can see these at this location: Terry Marsh US Lamp Manufacturers A - F.   The earliest advertisements seem to be around 1908/9, then they continue for several years, when one ...

Recent Changes

Please be patient, this website is undergoing some major surgery. Some of the most recent changes are listed below. November 2016 Some corrections across the site, with new pages added. Auto Fab Mnf and Form Tech Inc. Also Foote Mfg Co (Liberty Lamp Co), State Machine Products and Armstrong Products Co.  Some links removed and repaired. For Sale updated. October 2016. Several new pages added, including the American Lighting Co., Doud Lighting, the Sun Vapor Light Co.  ...