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Oil Lamps68 of 868An Oil Lamp For H2C(Pete)Bradley & Hubbard #10 1883-84 CIGAR LIGHTER
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Do you think this is a really old lamp from Roman times? i can't be sure. I found it the other day at my favorite second-hand store in Berkeley, CA.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      I might question why it looks new and no signs of wear anywhere.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      You can still buy these sold for tourists . It is a reproduction of a antique clay oil lamp . A fun display piece . I have a few just like it :-)
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      I put Olive Oil in mine, with a cotton wick, and it works good Pete! :^D Thanks for showing your lamp! :^)
    4. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      I have one almost identical that I bought in Israel.
      I’ve put lamp oil and a wick in it and it worked just as it should.
      Mine is not ancient—it was made for us tourists- but I still like it. :-)
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      i'll put some oil in it and use it! thanks everyone!
    6. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 11 months ago
      I’ve previously burned lamp oil in mine but I’ll give olive oil a try next time….olive oil was probably intended for them anyway. :-)

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