Sam Butcher along with a friend started a company with his line of inspirational greeting cards and posters. The company was called Jonathan and David and featured the artwork that Sam Butcher is famous for now …. his …
An oil lamp is an object used to produce light continuously for a period of time using an oil-based fuel source. The use of oil lamps began thousands of years ago and is continued to this day, although not commonly anymore. Often associated with stories about genies, rubbing the lamp in which a genie would live was said to summon it.
Oil lamps are a form of lighting, and were used as an alternative to candles before the use of electric lights. Starting in 1780 the Argand lamp quickly replaced other oil lamps still in their basic ancient form. These were, in turn, replaced by the kerosene lamp in about 1850. In small towns and rural areas these continued in use well into the 20th century, until such areas were finally electrified, and light bulbs could be used for lighting.
This video is short and it shows how to make a great little oil lamp. The video below show how to use a lightbulb.. Be careful with this type there is a good chance of your self.
We found this old Oil Lamp at a yard sale and have decided to list it.
This is a beautiful amber vintage oil lamp. The globe measures 8 inches across. The lamp stands 18 inches high with the clear chimney. I don’t believe the chimney is original. It is in amazing condition. The wick is red, due to the colored oil that someone put in. There are no chips or cracks anywhere. This is a beautiful addition to any one’s collection. I will ship this priority two day mail. As this will be a large package, the shipping runs higher. If you have any questions, please contact me.