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Oil lamps
« on: June 16, 2016, 07:54:09 AM »
Anybody else use them? I just got these in the mail yesterday. The blue ones are Dietz N0. 8 Air Pilots and the Green ones are Feuerhand Baby No. 276.

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Re: Oil lamps
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 09:09:57 AM »
Where did ya get them?
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Re: Oil lamps
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Re: Oil lamps
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 09:21:28 AM »
Cool! Thanks!
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Re: Oil lamps
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2016, 09:46:18 AM »
Here's a couple of other sources. I can't personally vouch for them, but Lehman's is good. And Lehman's packs them virtually bullet proof so they won't be damaged in shipping.

http://shop.woodwardcrossingscountrybasics.com/Lanterns_c18.htm

http://www.lanternnet.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=WKL

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Re: Oil lamps
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2016, 12:12:18 AM »
Technically those are oil lanterns.  Lamps are a slightly different design for indoor use.  The difference is lanterns are made to burn in wind and rain whereas lamps are designed for neither,  but are designed to throw off much more light.

When I was a kid we never had electricity in the front room of our cabin.  Since it was built in 1859 no one ever wired it after electricity was available.  Therefore we used oil lamps at night in there.

Nancy and I have 4 lanterns and 9 lamps.  The lamps are mostly Japanese made from the 1970s except for 4.  Those are circa 1930 to 1945.  They are well built, dependable lamps.  We use them at least 4 or 5 times a year when the unreliable power here gores out.  I use regular kerosene or the odorless type.

To clean and polish the chimneys on the lanterns or lamps use newspaper.  It works better than paper towels or cloths.


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Re: Oil lamps
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 02:49:09 PM »
Lehmans is a wonderful source for all manor of ole school things.  I was raised calling them hurricane lamps we still have a couple around and some kerosene to use in them
 

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Re: Oil lamps
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2016, 04:47:05 PM »
weird i saw this on here.  i went to a consignment/thrift store this morning and bought an oil lamp.  i wanted to have one around in case the power went out over the winter instead of having to burn through batteries.  i got a great deal at 8.00  :)

my question is...this is an all glass oil lamp.  it has a base you fill up, a wick and a hurricane glass sort of top.   what do i burn in it that i can burn inside and not get carbon monoxide...

do you burn different stuff for an inside lamp vs an outdoor lamp?

i would appreciate any suggestions.
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Re: Oil lamps
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2016, 03:26:31 AM »
so i did a bit of google work on this.  i read you can burn olive oil as a cleaner alternative.  anybody tried that?
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Re: Oil lamps
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2016, 06:25:24 AM »
so i did a bit of google work on this.  i read you can burn olive oil as a cleaner alternative.  anybody tried that?

Sounds like it would be some awfully expensive fuel.

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Re: Oil lamps
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2016, 06:08:31 PM »
from what i read you can use any sort of veg oil but olive oil burns slow and cleaner.  the articles i read said that they make a low grade olive oil just for burning or you can use any grade olive oil it does not have to be evoo...yes, that would be too pricey for that amount.

it said in india they even burn clarified butter. 

i will have to look around.  i told hub to keep an eye out when we shop for discount olive oil.  the web indicates even if it goes rancid for cooking, it won't smell when it burns.

i am going to see what i can find. 
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Re: Oil lamps
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2016, 08:47:38 PM »
Chip, you can burn just about anything but the trick is to get it adjusted right so you don't have smut flying around. You'll know it's burning dirty when it happens. You can use Klean-Heat but it's a little pricey. Just use kerosene and make sure it's burning right and if the smell of kerosene is a problem then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Maybe we need to use bacon grease, that would make the house smell better. HMMM BACON!!

 

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Re: Oil lamps
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2016, 12:20:03 PM »
bacon grease lamp...here ya go...   8)

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