While not the first night lights, fairy lamps may have been the first candle enclosures to completely capture our collective imaginations. The earliest manufacturer of fairy lamps was a London designer named George Clarke, who designed his first bases and enclosures for candles in 1844. By 1887, a relative named Samuel Clarke was offering small fairy lamps for bedside tables, as well as hanging fairy lamps in groups of 5, 10, and even 25...Continue Reading