Sep 20, 2015Hurricane Lamp

Hurrican (oil) lamp in use in the backyard
Hurricane Lamp. Copyright © 2015 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

I love oil lamps.

I hate to admit it but they remind me of my youth. There has always been electricity where I’ve lived, but when I was young our neighbor across the road, and two of the four village shops didn’t have power and used oil lamps.

My parents used an oil lamp for an anchor light on their sailboat. And my sailboat had oil lamps in the cabin. Back in the UK my Garden Room had several oil lamps too. Unfortunately the lamp oil we have now smells more like paint thinners than the parafin (kerosene) smell that I remember.

Copyright © 2015 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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