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Paraffin table lamp

Description:

Early lighting fuels included beeswax and olive, fish, whale, sesame and nut oils, but in 1859 drilling for petroleum oil began and paraffin lamps grew popular.

 

This paraffin table lamp consists of a brass mantle fixed onto a glass base. The wick can be adjusted by turning a knob on the side. There are four clips on the mantle for securing a glass chimney (not present).

Materials/Media:
copper alloy, cotton, glass
Dimensions:
H 148mm, D 94mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2002.21.8
Digital Number:
DMDM097n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council