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8" Mesh Miner's Oil Lamp

In the 19th century, English coal miners carried safety lamps invented by Sir Humphrey Davy who had discovered that a flame enclosed by a fine wire mesh, which acts as a flame arrester, will not ignite gases outside the mesh.

These beautiful table lamps closely mimic that design. Beautifully made by hand, as usual they will burn either standard lamp oil or kerosene (both available locally) equally well for hours before requiring a refill. There is a wire protruding from the bottom of the oil tank that allows for the adjustment of the wick, either before or after lighting. Two sizes are available - 8" and 10" tall, identical except for size.

Note:   Proper fill is about 3/4 full (for safety reasons). At that fill, it is 6 oz. Rule of thumb is 1/2 ounce per hour which would mean 12 hours. On the conservative side, 9 to 10 hours. 

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  • 8" Mesh Miner's Oil Lamp

    87A01.43

    8" Mesh Miner's Oil Lamp

    $67.50
Subtotal: $67.50
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