Those of you who follow the Technology Connections channel on YouTube may already know, but the most recent episode is about the advances that led to the design of the “hurricane” lamp featured as the prop in the Get Lamp documentary:
Get Lamp indeed!
That was educational. That channel is new to me.
I remember the old indoor model, although smaller version of it. I also remember we used candles as well. We stopped using them when we got electricity.
I too am fascinated by oil lamps. I have one tubular lantern that was made by Dietz sometime before 1955. It’s a #1 Little Wizard, a model that’s still made today. Unfortunately, the lovely thick globes are no longer made.
See https://lanternnet.com for info, links, etc. They sell lamps too.