Paraffin is around 160C This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. See 4 more Add to collection See Barlow and Kaiser, vol. In that case, the oil type in use is not that critical, when the fat-chains get longer and the oil thicker it may just need some heating up before the oil creeps into the wick, that's all. Given all the modern conveniences, would they boil any down for other than Food type usages? I have an Aladdin lamp with a round wick. It is even possible to buy little plug-in boxes that can turn any lamp into a touch-sensitive lamp. It’ll work in a pinch but not well. Per stuff read in the National Geographic the number of kills allowed to Alaska natives is quite limited and a lot of the blubber is used as food due to it’s very high caloric value, needed in that type of climate in the winter. Small tin lamps were tried, but failed due to their lack of a sufficient oil supply and poor flame qualities. An oil lamp can be made using two basic components. My father used sperm whale oil to lubricate his electric shaver (before he grew a beard). With oil extracted from the ground being refined into kerosene for lamps, the demand for whale oil plummeted. For some lamps such as the Aladdin the chimney is critical for proper operation and the Aladdin even has a taller chimney which is listed as intended for high altitude use. An important improvement was made by Benjamin Franklin, about 1740, when he discovered that if the two tubes of a double burner whale-oil lamp were placed so that there was a space between them about equal to the width of one tube, three times as … Oil lamps are a form of lighting, and were used as an alternative to candles before the use of electric lights. View It on eBay. By 1860, at least 30 kerosene plants were in production in the United States, and whale oil was ultimately driven off the market. I made an account just to explain that spermacetti and liquified whale blubber weren’t the same thing, but Richwouldnt beat me to it long ago. Like it shareurpassion loves this. In the 20th century it was made into margarine. who ever wrote that sucks And while whaling continued, as whalebone could still be used for a number of household products, the era of the great whaling ships faded into history. The word petroleum, Latin for "rock oil," is first cited in a work by German mineralogist Georg Bauer. Antique Primitive Tin 2 Wick Whale Oil Fireplace Dutch Oven Lamp. This covers kerosene, lamp oil, coleman fuel, white gas and similar products. Best Selling. vetraio50 loves this. FWIW, as I’ve had a few gallons of it sitting around for years, I put some liquid paraffin in a kerosene lantern the other night to see what would happen. I'll have to check out the flashlight threads when the time comes. Very unusual indeed. Early American lighthouses had Argand lamps and silvered reflectors. View It on eBay. Olive oil is 99% pure fuel; it does not produce smoke or soot and does not burn if spilled. Whale Oil Lamp. I guess Sperm oil is still prized in some quarters as the best product for certain high end applications, despite all the other new tech products. The lead content makes them more brilliant and also easier to … If you look at the photos I posted the link to you will see that they seem to all be wick lamps, many with double round wicks. Capillary action draws the liquid fuel up the wick, which prevents the wick from burning up; the flame actually burns just above the wick's surface. Whale oil lamps were probably closer to olive oil lamps in design than to volitile oils like kerosene. The lamp smelled like olive oil for years after that experiment. I just had to look when I saw the title of this! Whale oil is oil that has been extracted from a whales lubber through the process of boiling strips or slabs of the whales blubber and extracting the oil that comes out of it. Originally the smell associated with whale oil went largely unnoticed but as sweeter oils became available whale oil began to lose its popularity. When sperm oil dropped to 40 cents a gallon in 1895, due to lack of demand, refined petroleum, which was very much in demand, sold for less than 7 cents a gallon. The stuff I have was used on some aerial surveillance camera. Which would you choose from these 2 budget EDCs? Modern oil lamps come in two basic forms. If you have a Kindle reader or reader program on your computer the following might be of interest for 99 cents. It's best to have your oil at room temperature before filling the lamp. Artist: Date: 1830–40 Accession Number: 1982.439.9 Date: 1830–40 Medium: Pressed and free-blown lead colorless and blue glass Accession: 1982.439.9 On view in: Gallery 774. Today, an oil lamp may be a decor choice, a source of emergency lighting in case of power outage or a light for outdoor activities and camping. That means a half gallon of oil will last approximately 140-150 hours. Rochelle Karina has been writing for more than 20 years; her opinion and humor pieces have been published in local newspapers and international magazines. Lard is cheap. I'd have tried it but I had a kerosene lamp collector advise me against it when I was a kid. This is said to have saved whales from extinction. Ending Dec 12 at 1:22PM PST 6d 15h. Boston & Sandwich Blown & Pressed Glass Whale Oil Lamp & Antique Chimney ca1825. Sewing machine oil might work. According to Mary Beth Springmeier the director of Oldbaldy.org, whale oil has a strong fishy odor and has a thick liquid consistency, like olive oil. A properly functioning oil lamp produces more light than a candle. Between the 17th – 20th century whale oil became very popular and was used in a variety of man-made chemicals, materials & tools such as lamp oil, margarine & transmission oil. The wick was flat and fed up in such a way that where it burned it was circular. Wick shape is often simple a matter of the type of lantern and how much space is available for it. The long and short of it is that the oil does not need processing but you need the right kind of wick and lamp. Antique-styled oil lamps made today are decorative and not as sturdy as real antique oil lamps. If you're using 100% cotton mop string as wick it's so cheap you won't mind. Non-LED Lanterns, Incandescent, and HID Lights, http://firepedia.com/performers-2/safety/paraffin-a-k-a-lamp-oil/. They aren't that much brighter than regular kerosene or lamp oil lights and parts are much more expensive . With the commercial development of the petroleum industry and vegetable oils, the use of whale oils declined considerably from its peak in the 19th century into the 20th century. Regular wick trimming prevents smoking and produces the cleanest flame. That makes me wonder if liquid paraffin would be closer than kerosene in a Whale Oil lamp? Oil Lamp Font. The mechanism is simple: an absorbent wick transports liquid fuel that is consumed by the flame. You can make an oil lamp from just about any oil and natural-fiber wick, but most modern oil lamps use a liquid fuel. Later ones had concentric Argand lamps and Fresnel’s own Fresnel lenses, with the outer segments working as total internal reflection reflectors. Welcome to BLF keyosuke, we also talk about (and spend our incomes on) led flashlights, if that may interest you . $8.25 shipping. Kerosene took over quickly as it was less than 1/4 the cost per my reading. The job of the wick is to transport the fuel from the container to the flame. Yep, it was not that long ago that our government was still greasing their goodies with whale oil. 2, cat. Propane and butane are also covered. All went well for two nights, then the wick was clogged and a terrible sticky gooey was all over the lamp, hard to remove. BTW the below link is to photos of many whale oil lamps and it looks like they took many forms. Also the best lamp oil was the lightest fraction of the spermacetti from the head cavity of the Sperm whale I believe. So far as I can tell the Japanese are the only country currently taking Sperm whales and it is only something like 10 per year. I would go with a refined olive oil, but know that most vegetable oils will clog a wick, and so you just need to trim or replace the wick periodically. Whale oil was used for a variety of purposes over the years. Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery. One of the earliest uses of whale oil was for burning in lamps to light houses. Unless in Japan, Norway or Iceland; the countries still doing some whaling; it would be very difficult to obtain some whale oil to experiment with. An oil lamp won't function without fuel. Its best known usage was for illumination in gas lamps because it burned brighter and clearer without a foul odor, but it was also used in candles and had other more modern uses. The lamps will need modified to burn kerosene without blowing out and creating thick smoke. A hook on the lamp was used to hang the betty lamp from a barn beam or workshop nail. Since it was the primary lamp fuel in many parts of the world, whale oil was big business throughout the 1700s and into the 1800s. Oil lamps may be one of mankind's earliest sources of portable, artificial light, dating back to 15,000 years B.C. Made of tin, brass, or sheet metal, the better lamp had a wick holder inside the oil reservoir which secured the wick and a lidded oil reservoir which allowed the lamp to burn longer than other period lamps. Cold oil burns a bit faster than oil at room temperature — oil will burn about 1/2 ounce per hour. I know there are ways to make a DIY makeshift candle using olive oil and some cotton string and a whatever clear/see thru container you can put it in. Whale Oil Lamp. Not sure how well it resists turning rancid, but there doesn’t seem to be much else in it to go bad. Antique-styled oil lamps are sold on the market all the time. Even petroleum oils might work but I have no idea of the effect on the user of the current additive packages used for modern auto engine oils when burned in a lamp. Idly wondering what the modern Arctic hunters do with all the blubber that they harvest from the village kills? Genuine Whale Oil Lamp Converted to Electric Use. As I recall kerosene took over fairly rapidly as a replacement for whale oil for illumination due to being MUCH cheaper but I have never seen a discussion of whether the lamps were used as-is or required some modification for best use of kerosene. Vintage Whale Oil And Wick Lamp … Flat wicks perform best when trimmed to a triangular shaped point. Seeing as how it is going on 145 years since whale oil lamps were in common use no one is alive who has much experience in using such lighting. Adjustable Flat or Round Wick Lamps -- the wick passes through a metal burner directly into the fuel container. In Lamps > Victorian Lamps > Show & Tell. Were whale lamps using a wick, like kerosin lamps? Kerosene would be a thinner oil compared to all animal and vegetable oils I know of and from what I have read thicker oils have problems with climbing the wick if it extends too high from the fuel reservoir. or Best Offer. I wonder if part of the reason whale oil is cleaner burning is the reason that (from what I understand) biodiesel is also cleaner burning, the presence of bound oxygen in the fuel molecule…. Looking at the pictures in the above link I wonder if many of the lamps are not missing their chimneys as virtually all kerosene lamps including the Aladdin non pressurized Kerosene mantle lights have tall glass chimneys. I made an account just to explain that spermacetti and liquified whale blubber weren't the same thing, but Richwouldnt beat me to it long ago. In that case, the oil type in use is not that critical, when the fat-chains get longer and the oil thicker it may just need some heating up before the oil creeps into the wick, that’s all. Heavier parts were used for spermacetti candles, considered some of the best candles but I have no idea how they were actually made or how spermacetti was refined for candle and lamp oil use. In simple floating-wick style lamps, or the classic handheld lamps, almost any form of oil will work, though olive oil is one of the most commonly used fuels. As I mentioned though compared to the kerosene lamps I am familiar with they seem to be missing chimneys in most instances. But by the 1700s, when worldwide whaling really took off, the focus had shifted from the meat to a rich oil derived from whale blubber. I once made the mistake to use vegetable oil in my kerosine lamp, it lasted a few hours and then indeed the wick was clogged, and it took another few years before the rancid smell was gone. or Best Offer. Learn about other types of oil lamps. On the other hand most of the whale oil lamps do not have the vertical wires that typically grip the chimney exterior bottom on common later kerosene lamps. Love it 0. These lamps initially burned fish oil, seal oil, and later whale oil. Classic camping lanterns are also a type of oil lamps, where liquid fuel feeds a fiber mantle encased inside glass held by a metal frame. Though he said he has never had the pleasure of being around a butcher site. These are a container for liquid and a wick. $11.53 shipping. When you touch the lamp, your body adds to its capacity. The ones with round wicks, from what I saw in Norway the summer before this last, needed only narrow chimneys, while those with flat wicks have chimneys that are much wider around the flame. Feb 5, 2017 - Explore Debra Keinert's board "Whale oil Lamps", followed by 561 people on Pinterest. It takes more electrons to fill you and the lamp, and the circuit detects that difference. 这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。. Lamp chimneys are supposed to reduce flickering from air currents, increase brightness and reduce smoking for wick type lamps per my understanding so the lack of chimneys in the photos I find unusual. $1,250.00. or Best Offer. See more ideas about oil lamps, whale, lamp. I found some photos of what are described as whale oil lamps that are shown with chimneys and wondered if the lack of chimneys on so many had to do with the fact that the chimneys were quite breakable and were handled every time the lamp was serviced for refueling, snuffing or cleaning so chimneys were broken frequently and treated as replaceable parts of most lamps. The smokeless whale oil lamps were Argand lamps. It can be best for camping and outdoor adventure. Oil lamps that follow ancient designs resemble tea pots without the lid: they have a spout for the wick and a handle for carrying the lamp that also houses the fuel. All oil lamps have the same basic components: a container for liquid fuel and a wick. its possible they would work with most other flammable “thicker” oils including kerosene. $134.99. I also have some old camera and watch service manuals that specify sperm whale oil. Based on flash point temperature there are a lot of lamp fuels which are just minor variations of Kerosene, some sold at much higher prices. $9.99. In this era, whale baleen was also highly prized. Whale oil lamps are lamps from the 1800s that were lit with whale oil. These whale-oil lamps were most often low and of metal, with a single wick tube protruding from the top of the font, though sometimes there were two tubes. Long utilized for lubricating fine instruments, whale oil was treated with sulfur to provide high-pressure lubricants used in machinery, and it was also important in the manufacture of varnish , leather , linoleum , and rough cloth (especially jute ). If you’re using 100% cotton mop string as wick it’s so cheap you won’t mind. Thus, it was more easily drawn up the wick. Whale oil lamps were probably closer to olive oil lamps in design than to volitile oils like kerosene. Some of the uses of whale oil over the years include: 1. oil lamps/candles 2. watch oil 3. motor oil additives 4. lubricant for delicate instruments 5. glycerine 6. cosmetics 7. rust-proofing compounds 8. detergents 9. leather tanning 10. typewriter ribbons 11. perfumes 12. pharmace… The majority of these lamps are made from leaded glass or flint glass (aka crystal), which gives a bit of a greyish quality to the glass. surfdub66 loves this. Was: $289.95. Hanging Oil Lamp. The taller sleeker  chimney has a small piece of extra glass at the base and it twists to lock it into the base . (: Whale oil lamps are lamps from the 1800s lit by whale oil. The use of oil lamps began thousands of years ago and continues to this day, although their use is less common in modern times. First topic in the new category and it is non-led indeed. Oils made for outdoor lamps and torches often include citronella or other additives to help scent the lamp and act as a bug repellent. It seemed to wick with no problem. If you have both these, you can make your own oil lamp anywhere you want. $75.00. Floating wick lamps are mostly used as decorative lamps. People have used olive oil with cotton or linen wicks to cleanse the air around them and to keep flames burning for light for thousand of years. They used no chimneys or reflectors, and produced a very poor light with much smoke and acrid fumes. For 60 years we have been helping folks with their emergency and everyday non-electric lighting needs. There are frequently other political or social forces at work. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists". $202.97. From the 16th century through the 19th century, whale oil was used principally as lamp fuel and for producing soap. Sapphire blue whale oil lamp with square base, with octagonal stem tapering in to three flattened knops, loop pattern on lamp front, tin burner Similar to figure 1 in plate 180, Ruth Webb Lee's Sandwich Glass. It also uses a mantle like the ones used in coleman lanterns. Hunker may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story. Some kerosine lamps had flat wicks and some round. The heat chars the top of the wick. Adjustments to the wick are generally made though round or slotted holes in the wick tube with a 'pickwick.' Standard Oil Company was pushing their new “kerosene fuel at that time, hoping to replace whale oil where natural gas could not be piped, and they came out with a newly patented product called the “center draft lamp.” Mostly these lamps were made under the name “Rayo,” but you will find lamps under several names that use the same idea. That is why it was so desirable. I wondered if the wick cannot stand the higher temperature and that’s why it burns down so quickly? The type you use depends on the needed purpose and your personal tastes and needs. That made it burn more evenly and … The public abandoned whale oil lamps almost overnight. The smokeless whale oil lamps were Argand lamps. Oil lamps are composed of several main components: the reservoir, which holds the oil that the lamp burns in order to produce light; the wick, which dangles from the top part of the lamp down into the reservoir and draws the oil up so that the flame has access to burn it; the wick feed adjuster, which controls how big or small your flame is; and the globe, which is the top part of the lamp that protects … Lehman's is your source for non-electric lighting! From what I have read a modern automotive oil is 25% or more various additives. Whale Oil. Do whale oil lamps work well without alteration for Kerosene use? That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight. Aime Argand was a man of his times – a scholar of the period we call The Enlightenment – in which science was being explored for the benefit of mankind and in inventing the prototype Hurricane Lamp, Aime Argand would illuminate the world for centuries to come. A round wick generally produces a cleaner burn than a flat wick, but flat wicks are available in much larger sizes that can produce more light. Somewhere I may still have a vial of mil-spec sperm whale oil. Clear mineral oil(the food grade stuff) is about as pure and clean as you can get – all the volatiles and other nasties are already distilled off, [Back to Top]     [Home]     [Privacy Policy]. It had to be pre-heated in a tank above the flames to make it liquid enough to use. Wicks come in a wide range of sizes and shapes. The wick was flat and fed up in such a way that where it burned it was circular. Brass,Whale,oil Lamp,Wicks Oil Lamp with Tools.Antique 3 spout oil lamp brass with patina.Old metal,betty lamp,lantern,free shipment ArtEurope From shop ArtEurope Kerosene lanterns are best used outdoors because of their fumes. Karina was the creative force and principal writer behind the eco-design and decor blog Inspired Habitat. Antique Hanging Glass Panel Whale Oil Lamp Lantern circa 19th C. Revere Lantern. Floating Wick Lamps -- a thin wick is passed through a cork -- or other floating material -- and placed in a container of fuel or a mixture of oil and water. Simple clay oil lamps are still used around the world. One whale oil lamp produced twice as much light as a regular candle, and the lamps were also a bit of a status symbol. Whale oil or olive oil was typically used as the fuel for the new lamp. 0 bids. Fuels for more modern lamps and lanterns are covered in the following book from the same author. When Old Baldy, the Baldhead Island Lighthouse, was built in 1817, it was powered by 15 lamps fueled by whale oil, according to Oldbaldy.org. aghcollect loves this. I think it was Meshna that was selling off the surplus cameras and whale goo. Both of my bros live and work in AK…both of them work occasionally in the high arctic, one at military/govt facilities, one at a native village, where he has been served whale ‘treats’, as an honor for his work with the town govt offices. Here is a virtual reality model I made. When storing lamp oil, be aware that it can actually freeze below 20 degrees. blunderbuss2 loves this. And I should be able to answer that question locally, as I am nearby to New London CT (Whale Oil Row, where I work) and Mystic Seaport, where the newly refurbished whaleship Charles W Morgan is berthed. That made it burn more evenly and therefore smokelessly because there were no ends. Another fuel option includes kerosene also called "clear white" or "water clear" kerosene. Antique Bradley and Hubbard Oil Lamp Font With Decorative Scroll Work. An oil lamp is an object used to produce light continuously for a period of time using an oil-based fuel source. I wonder if anyone ran these whale oils through a GCMS and figured out the chemical content (it may be reproducible synthetically), "It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. In the 21st century, with most countries having banned whaling, the sale and use of whale oil has practically ceased. Whale oil was very thin in comparison to other available pre kerosene oils but I doubt it was as thin as petroleum kerosene which is just the next grade less volatile than gasoline. The Point Rayes Light House originally burned lard oil, because whale oil was already too expensive. Edit: I never answered your question. Using lamp oil is  more expensive but smokes less than kerosene . As advances were made, more burners … There is also a denser easily solidifying component in the sperm whale’s head, used in the resonator of its echo location system and in cosmetics. A San Diego native now living in Baltimore, she currently maintains several relationship blogs and has completed two novels, as well as writing for Demand. ... cleaner-burning fuel will eventually replace the use of whale oil in lamps. Lamplight Farms Clean Burn Lamp Oil … http://modernsurvivalblog.com/alternative-energy/do-it-yourself-olive-oi... Any edible oil will work for an ancient style oil lamp. Whale Oil is 230C. The most common commercial option is usually labeled lamp oil -- basically liquid paraffin. Early whale oil lamps frequently had coarsely threaded pewter burners and collars. Thank you for taking the time for your post! I continue to be amazed, awed and overwhelmed by the range of interests and the depth of that knowledge by folks on this forum…. Oil lamps with wicks are super affordable and easy to use. SEAN68 loves this. Storing Lamp Oil. Whale oil burns with a rather bright white, smokeless flame. That would be something. Were whale lamps using a wick, like kerosin lamps? $14.90 shipping. Antique brass whale oil lamp. Curious, I Googled the flash point of the oils: Kerosene apparently is 38-72C Antique Ship Gimbal oil Lamp Lantern 19th Century Cast Iron Whale oil Lantern. Because whale oil was quite thick, especially at cold temperatures, this design helped to transfer heat from the flame to liquefy the oil. By creating an account you agree to the Hunker, one of mankind's earliest sources of portable, artificial light, dating back to 15,000 years, Preparedness Mama: The Girl's Guide to Oil Lamps, International Guild of Lamp Researchers: Lamp Terms Dictionary. Go to next slide - Shop by Featured Refinements. Victorian Lamps 127 of 264: 6. They are generally made from natural fibers such as cotton, flax or even hemp. It was used as a lubricant and fuel oil. They work on the same principle. $250.00. You can prepare one if you follow conventional methods. Modern oil lamps come in two basic forms. I got a kick out of reading about someone doing that. I would go with a refined olive oil, but know that most vegetable oils will clog a wick, and so you just need to trim or replace the wick periodically. I did notice if I turned the wick up to get a higher flame, it would burn the wick down again to a smaller size quite quickly. They have the charm of an antique lamp and sometimes work similarly, but they are definitely not the same. Many years ago, I messed up my kerosine lamp (a small Feuerhand) with olive oil. 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