Antique Oil Lamps

An oil lamp is any vessel that holds oil and an absorbent wick and produces continuous heat or light when lit. The most basic oil-lamp forma shallow dish filled with oil or grease and a partially submerged wick or ragwas used from biblical times to theVictorian era. Do-it-yourself slut lamps could be made by dipping a rag in fat or lard, stuffing it into a bottle mouth, and lighting it. The term slut lamp eventually became synonymous…

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