Publisher: Countryman Press
The Book of Non-Electric Lighting: The Classic Guide to the Safe Use of Candles, Fuel Lamps, Lanterns, Gaslights & Fire-View Stoves
In this completely revised and updated classic, Matson describes in lively detail all the elements of firelight--beginning with an explanation of the lighting system he developed from his Vermont home. - The romantic history and modern molding of candlepower - Traditional kerosene lamps - The versatile Aladdin - Liquid propane (LP) gas lights - Kerosene and gas pressure lanterns (the Coleman) - Incandescent mantle safety - The Return of Firelight from glass-fronted hearths and stoves In addition, Matson shows how to select, assemble, install, and safely maintain these non-electric sources of light. This guide will be indispensable for vacation homes, camps, boats, RVs, independent homesteads--and anywhere in a blackout.