Local potter creates new style of lamp

Full story: Silver City Sun-News

It's a sure bet the miners of more than a century ago would have given up some of the gold in their poke to have the opportunity to own what a local country artist has invented - a pottery oil lamp that burns ...

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Copper Miner

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Dec 15, 2008
 
Fascinating! Lamp oil smells like rocket fuel, and jet fuel, because that's basically what it is. People have been using vegetble oil for lamps for centuries, and more recently in floating candles, where the flame heats the oil before it is drawn up the wick. Best of luck to you, Judi.
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Santa Fe, NM

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Dec 15, 2008
 
I thought it was a great idea and an intersting story!
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Albuquerque, NM

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Dec 15, 2008
 
Clay lamps using vegetable oil have been found that probably date back to the year 4500 B.C. or earlier. So, I am a bit confused about what this artist invented?

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