We use so many types of lightning to enhance the interiors of our home- some are the latest and new launches in the market and some are our regular ones- but it’s the vintage one which always steals the show.
If we go to a market to check out vintage lightning, then we will come across a lot of hurricane lamps for sale. These lamps were used to be simple oil lamps with long glass chimney, which was to protect the light from extinguishing even in high winds.
These lamps can add warmth to our home. This style is a hit from the past and the best part is its utility as it is multipurpose, it can be used as decoration or at camps, on boats or in rural areas where electricity is not available, as it doesn’t need electricity it burns with oil (kerosene also known as paraffin). The available vintage hurricane lamps for sale come in various kinds. And some of these types are discussed below:
• Dead flame- These are the regular lamps with wick which burns with the help of the fuel, the wick is controlled with the help of a small metal knob and on the top is a glass chimney. This controls the airflow and reduces the flickering.
• Hot blast – the tubular lantern – it is called so because of the tubes used in its construction. The tubes are used to collect the hot air from the hot globe and then transfer it through the tubes to the burner to make it burn brighter.
• Cold Blast – It is similar to the hot blast accept the tubes instead of collecting air from inside collects cool air from the top holes and transfer it to the burner. This is brighter than the hot blast because the air collected from outside has more oxygen and thus helps in better combustion.
Anyone who wishes to purchase such lamps must keep in mind that it won’t be as easy to use and these are as bright as the regular bulbs. These may take a little bit of work of adding the fuel adjusting the wick and burning and it requires regular cleaning too unlike the present day lights. But they are still worth buying. The rustic value which is attached to it makes it worth. If you have such interiors to compliment it, then go for it, it gives a royal feel and surrounds you with warmth. No matter how advance the human kind becomes such stuffs from the old times will always remain the best.