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GrumpyDave
02-05-2009, 06:58 PM
Thought I'd put these here. Maybe someone will find them useful:

Dietz Lamp Company:

History: http://www.lanternnet.com/history.htm


Compendium: http://www.lanternnet.com/compendium.htm

Company home page: http://www.lanternnet.com/


There's enough about oil lamps here to give you a good headache:

http://www.thelampworks.com/lw_companies_main.htm


And, from that site, are good examples of what period lighting looked like:

http://www.thelampworks.com/lw_site_map.htm


And some stuff on Whale Oil:

http://www.energybulletin.net/node/3338


enjoy!