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front Whale-oil Lamp
c. 1840
This pressed-glass lamp to burn whale oil, is impressed with lyres or harps in the font.
front Camphene Lamp
This pressed-glass lamp, complete with double wicks with caps, was intended to burn camphene, a highly volatile fluid.
front Whale Oil Lamp

This lamp burned whale oil, the most expensive burning fluid of the 18th and early 19th centuries.
front Candlesticks

In the 18th century most indoor light was provided by lit candles, not lamps.
front Lantern
c. 1850
After 1859, when oil was discovered in America, kerosene became the leading burning fluid in rural American homes.
front Lamps

Although camphene-burning oil lamps were cost effective, their fuel was highly explosive.
front Carriage Lamp
This carriage lamp was made around 1830; it is supposed to have been used on the first buggy used in western Massachusetts.
front Oil lamps
c. 1852
These pewter lamps, each with a saucer base and two wicks, were a type of lighting device that used whale oil for the fuel.


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