are the functional part of every oil lamp. The wick is held in such
a way that only the top section above the burner can burn, thus providing
the light. The wheel raises and lowers the wick to adjust
the amount of light and smoke given off by the wick. The "prongs" or "coronet"
hold the chimney that reflects the light into the room. Burners
come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit a variety of fonts and
to hold a variety of chimneys. An average burner ranges from 2 1/8"
to 3" in diameter. The threaded section on the base of each burner
range from 7/8" to 1 3/4" in diameter and threads into a collar
that is attached to the lamp font. This page shows photos of a variety of burners that I own. There are others, such
as oval and rectangular burners, that I do not have. I am always looking
for burners, especially the No. 0 burner and others that have a unique
Some plain burners are for sale with the purchase of a lamp. $5