TWO WICK BURNER FLUID LAMP ca:1850


Description

In the middle of the 19th century, efforts to further improve the efficiency of lampsresulted in dozens of mixtures, many patented, known as burning fluids. Nearly all consisted of turpentine and alcohol in various proportions and some included naptha or benzine. Highly volatile! The burners came with 1 to 6 brass tubes.(BBTK) List Price: $185 From the David Boyer Collection
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