Spec Sheet
Are gas lamps safe?

Yes! American Gas Lamp Works gas and electric lamps employ well-proven designs and technologies. Gas lighting actually predates electric lighting by several decades, and the Welsbach mantle lighting system has been used the world over for more than a century. You should keep in mind that gas lamps do get hot and should not be placed where they can be touched by children or animals.

What types of gas do your lamps use?

Our open flickering flame gas lamps can be equipped for use with natural gas (NG) ONLY. Our Welsbach mantle gas lamps can be equipped for use with natural gas (NG) or liquid propane (LP). Our electric lamps require 120V electricity.

How much gas do AGLW fixtures burn when operating?

The amount of gas your lamps will use depends on the type of gas and burner you’re using. Please refer to our BTUs and Gas Facts page for gas usage along various configurations.

The Oracle Modern Copper Gas Lantern

We know you’ll fall in love with our Oracle modern gas lantern and its sleek straight lines, rectangular contemporary structure, and clean appearance.



The Oracle gas lamp is an extraordinary outdoor lighting solution that captivates with its striking geometry. Unlike conventional designs, the Oracle showcases multiple facets and angles, creating a complex and appealing visual experience. The intricate geometry makes the modern gas lantern a conversation starter, transforming it from a mere utility object to a piece of art.

Attention to craftsmanship is evident in every aspect of the Oracle. Clear glass panels are strategically positioned to maximize light distribution. The quality of these materials ensures longevity and performance, allowing the modern gas lantern to effectively illuminate areas like patios, driveways, and gardens. The use of copper as the finish adds durability and luxury to the lamp, which naturally develops a beautiful patina over time.

Installation for the Oracle is versatile, fitting into various outdoor settings. Options for wall-mounting or use as a post lamp are available, providing adaptability to suit individual needs and preferences. The lamp’s robust construction guarantees it will endure the elements, making it a lasting investment in outdoor aesthetics and functionality.

The Oracle is a masterpiece of geometric design. For those interested in an outdoor, modern gas lantern that defies the norm and elevates the ambiance, the Oracle offers a harmonious blend of form and function. It is a unique choice for those who value artistic design and reliable lighting.


  • Natural copper construction
  • UL certified
  • Available in three sizes: residential (OC1), mid-size (OC2) and estate (OC3)
  • Available in post, pier, wall and hanging mount configurations
  • Available for use with natural gas, propane, or electric
    • Gas models available with electronic ignition
  • Tempered glass included;
  • Copper lamps are special order and non-returnable

Oracle Line Drawing

Orcacle Copper Back
Copper Back Bracket
Oracle EZ Bracket
Iron Wall Bracket (+$745.00)
Oracle Yoke
Yoke Bracket
Small six-sided pier with stud
Large six-sided pier with stud
7-9ft Burial Steel Post, with Steel Ladder Rest, and Cast Metal Balls
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Smooth 8ft Bolt Down Colonial Post
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open flame burner
Open Flame Burner W/O Wind Guard
DMI, Dual Inverted Burner
Inverted Gas Mantle Dual (+$125.00)
open flame burner
Open Flame Burner W/O Wind Guard
open flame burner
Open Flame Burner W/O Wind Guard
DMI, Dual Inverted Burner
Inverted Gas Mantle Dual (+$125.00)
open flame burner
Open Flame Burner W/O Wind Guard
Three Bulb Candelabra
Three Bulb Candelabra (+$60.00)
Low Voltage Dual Inverted Electric
Low Voltage Dual Inverted Electric (+$60.00)
flat glass
Regular Glass
Natural Copper
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We Can Make This Lamp Electric, Too.

All of our lamps can be built with low maintenance, energy-efficient LEDs. This beautiful modern gas lantern can be illuminated by two LED light bulbs configured with an Electric Dual Inverted Candelabra Base. Photocell upgrade options are even available if you want to customize this lamp to meet your needs.

Save Money on Reduced Energy.

These LED light fixtures each produce 450 lumens of Warm White light. That usually requires the equivalent of a 40W light bulb, but these LED lights each only consume 4.5W of power, saving you money and time on maintenance costs every day you have this fixture installed.

Solid Quality that is Built to Last.

Our fixtures have been handmade in Pittsburgh, PA for over 60 years. They are built to last with high quality American metal and a great mix of decorative and functional features. All cast metal frames come with a lifetime warranty.

Easy to Install.

Each fixture comes with hardware recommendations based on the material you are mounting it on. We also provide fully illustrated instructions that should make it easy to install by your local plumber or certified gas specialist.