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A Betty lamp

Discussion in 'Creative, Hobby and Skills Forum' started by InTheWind, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. InTheWind

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    Made this today, 18th century tech.

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  2. CoreIssue

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    Neat!

    Bracket or pin hole suspension?
     
  3. InTheWind

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    The pick on the chain is for pulling the wick up, it hangs by the hook on the top.
     
  4. InTheWind

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    I changed the lid handle so the whole lamp looked more like a swan with its tail on fire.

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  5. City

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    I like that! I never seen one of those. I like what you did with it after you changed the handle.
     
  6. InTheWind

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    Thanks, do a Goggle on betty lamps and you`ll find out all about them.
     
  7. Jessie

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    wow another wonderful work!
     
  8. InTheWind

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    Thanks Jessie. :):
     
  9. City

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    Wow many different shapes and forms of them. I will research them more. Had all kinds of things pop up. Wiki is always one of my favs :)
     
  10. City

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    Is yours to sit on a table or to hang? What kind of oil are you going to use? Thats neat the oils they described; fats or fish oils. It said now a days people use vegetable or olive oils. What did you use for the wick?
     
  11. InTheWind

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    Sitting or hanging is fine, I use lamp oil in this one as it`s easy to get and i had some.
    The wick is made from cotton cloths line. I probably won`t use the lamp much for they burn real sooty, I just wanted to make one.
     
  12. Chrystalwuzhere

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    Oh my goodness! That is so great!
     
  13. InTheWind

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    Thanks Sis. :):
     

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