Pressure Lamps International

A Resource Centre for Collectors of Incandescent Oil Vapour Lamps and Lanterns
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This site has been undergoing some slow redevelopment over the last few years. When it first appeared in 1996 it was the first ever website dedicated to pressure lamps and lanterns and there was just one page, a simple list of around half a dozen or so manufacturers. With the help of contributors all around the world the site has grown to the point where it is difficult to maintain and when the number of enquiries reached unmanageable proportions (up to a hundred a week!) we just went into meltdown and everything ground to a stop.
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The purpose of the site remains the same now as it was in the early days, just to make available the kind og information a collector of lanterns might be looking for. There are many websites today that carry similar information, and there are lots of collectors in countries all around the world. Those websites might be more comprehensive than this one, and their authors more knowledgable than I am, and I encourage you to explore the web to see what is around. This site contains a list of other lantern related websites, with links to areas that might be of interest. However, the same principles apply, stay safe and enjoy your hobby, and be ready to share
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Fuels such as gasoline, kerosene, petrol and paraffin can be dangerous. When using lamps and lanterns it is your responsibility to ensure that they are in a safe working condition before attempting to light them, and that the correct fuel is used. The author of this site is not responsible for your actions.
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You may reproduce text and images from this site freely for your own personal use, but please acknowledge the source. Copying by any means for commercial purposes is only allowed with agreement of the authors, please do not violate copyright.
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