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Miniature Lamps

By (author) Frank Smith, Ruth Smith
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, Atglen, United States
Published: 15th Jul 1981
Dimensions: w 159mm h 241mm d 25mm
Weight: 941g
ISBN-10: 0916838447
ISBN-13: 9780916838447
Barcode No: 9780916838447
Miniature oil and kerosene lamps, some as diminutive as 2 1/2 inches high, are direct descendants of prehistoric lamps using animal fat and other oils. Since the miniatures which have been preserved are so small that they cannot have provided adequate reading light, their intended function remains somewhat obscure. Miniature lamps might have found uses in sickrooms, for dispelling a child's "bogeyman," or as parlor courting lamps making a suitable compromise between the requirements of propriety and romantic aura.

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