We never know when the power will go
out. Right now (Oct. 12, 2019) in California literally millions of
people are having their electric power cut off without warning - and the
power can be out for days!
I have assembled an emergency oil
lamp that can be stored in a very sturdy crush-proof box safely for years
until needed. Then the fuel reservoir can be fueled, wait for 15
minutes, light it, and not have to live in the dark! When the
lamp is no longer needed the font can be emptied of fuel and the lamp
replaced in the box until it is needed again. Very inexpensive
The burner and chimney will fit on
any narrow-mouth ''Mason'' canning jar or similar. The 4 oz jar will
provide 2 to 3 hours of burning time, usually enough for an emergency.
If a longer burn time is required the burner can be screwed onto a pint
jar and provide light for up to 8 hours.
Any lamp fuel available in most
hardware stores will work, including clear 1K kerosene. Fuel cannot
be mailed so it must be purchased locally. Kept in a dry, dark
location such as a cupboard or storage closet in a garage, the fuel will
literally last for decades.
The Emergency Oil Lamp as supplied, with a 4 oz.
narrow mouth jar, a Queen Anne burner with 7/8'' wide wick, and 3'' x
8'' tall chimney.
|The narrow mouth canning jar burner can be put on any
''Mason'' jar regardless of size. Above is a pint handled narrow
mouth jar I have been using for 20 years.
STORED SAFELY IN THE SHIPPING BOX
When the lamp is no longer needed the font can be
emptied of fuel and the lamp replaced in the box until it is needed
again. Very inexpensive insurance!
EMERGENCY OIL LAMP COMPLETE.
4 Oz font, Queen Anne style burner with 7/8'' wide
wick, and 8'' tall chimney, all packed and ready to go in a 200 lb
crush-proof box. $19.95 each.
SPARE SET OF 3, 8'' LONG 7/8'' WIDE WICKS.
7/8" Flat wicks; pack of three wicks - $2.95
OTHER LAMP PARTS IF YOU NEED THEM TO GET
OTHER LAMPS WORKING.
FUEL CAPS FOR MANY CENTER DRAFT LAMPS
Miller cap, $8.95
B&H fuel cap, $8.95
Rayo fuel cap, $8.95
WICKS FOR CENTER DRAFT LAMPS,
WICKS FOR FLAT WICK LAMPS,
CHIMNEYS FOR VIRTUALLY ALL LAMPS,
New! Emergency Oil Lamp! - Ready
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