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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 Sconce-Candle Reflector
c. 1835
This tin candleholder came from Hall Tavern in Charlemont, Massachusetts.
front Bellows
c. 1800
A bellows encourages a sluggish fire by fanning sparks into flames and also makes a fire burn hotter.
front Candle Mold
The speed at which candles could be produced at home was increased with the introduction of the candle mold in the 19th century.
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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