15th October 2018

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What kind of oil to use in lamps?

Lamp Oil. Modern-day oil lamps and lanterns are typically filled with what is referred to as "lamp oil." This is a flammable hydrocarbon oil, typically a refined and purified version of kerosene. It is also sometimes called "liquid paraffin."

How does an oil lamp work?

Floating wick lamps are mostly used as decorative lamps. Adjustable Flat or Round Wick Lamps -- the wick passes through a metal burner directly into the fuel container. Adjusting the height of the wick creates more or less light. This type of oil lamp usually has a glass chimney or globe to help protect the flame.
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