How about an oil lamp that puts out the light of a 60-watt light bulb? Possible? Yep!
When I heard about the mantle lamp, I knew I had to have one.
It’s a hybrid spin off the oil lamp. Essentially, two wicks are used to create a circular wick, obviously creating twice the light of a single wick.
But, the mantle is the real rock star of this lamp. The mantle is approximately 3 inches tall, conical and resembles a spider’s web.
“The mantle made with a tubular open-weave rayon knitting. This is saturated in a solution of rare-earth chemicals. After drying, the mantle is burned to remove the rayon, then what remains is a delicate metallic web.
Finally, the mantle is coated with lacquer for protection during shipping an installation. After fitting the mantle on the gallery, the lamp keeper burns off this lacquer. Henceforth, whenever the mantle is heated by the Aladdin wick, the filaments glow.” The Book of Non-Electric Lighting
The Aladdin 12 1/2 chimney is capable of producing 125 candlepower! I love mine! THIS is the light to use for those sewing/knitting projects when a candle or oil lamp just isn’t enough light!
Next time: Final post about “Light”, then we’ll move on to “Cooking without Electricity”!
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