Monday, August 04, 2008

Kerosene Lanterns, Industrial Scale

Following D+R discussions of kerosene awesomeness, Bjørn points us to extremely impressive Tilley lamps. As I flipped through the photos, I realized the key differentiation between kerosene-powered light sources - are they pressurized? For example, I love Aladdin lamps that use a wick to sip a smidgen of kerosene, but the roar of the pressurized burners commands a different sort of respect.

Just look at the wood handle to pressurize the tank! This lamp is no trifle. Our man Bjørn reports that these monsters were used to light soccer pitches in the 1950's.

Tilley Pressurized Lanterns (Thanks, Bjørn)

Previously on D+R, Kerosene Stoves and Lamps