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On Assignment: Antique lamp restorer

JERSEY CITY, N.J., MAY 15, 2012 — Mark Hauptman, owner of Aladdin Lamp & Shade Company on Monticello Avenue which restores antique lamps, lights, and chandeliers found in historic mansions, houses, churches, synagogues and public buildings, in Jersey City puts together an antique gas light chandelier for a customer. (Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal)

Mark Hauptman polishes a 100-year-old headboard made of brass sheet on top of structrural steel for a client. (Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal)

Mark Hauptman uses a buffing machine, The Cincinnati, one of the circa-1950s machines he still uses to restore antiques. (Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal)

The company has been around since 1951 but since the economic and real estate slump, Mark Hauptman has been struggling to stay in business. (Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal)

Read the story by Charles Hack of The Jersey Journal: Tough times in the antique restoration business but Aladdin Lamp in Jersey City keeps the lights on

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