Cecil A. Meadows
For such a small book, just 7"
by 4½" with soft
cover and comprising only 48 pages "Discovering Oil Lamps"
contains an incredible amount of information about oil lamps, their
history, types of fuel used through the ages, different types of chimneys
and burners, sizes, shapes, dimensions, facts and figures - in fact
everything anyone needs to know to put them on their way to becoming
an expert on oil lamps!
This book could be said to be the
father of all oil lamp books, I have seen passages blatantly taken
from it inserted word for word into much more expensive and glossy
books on oil lamps.
Cecil A Meadows was in the ironmongery
trade from the early 1920s when oil lamps were still widely on sale.
He built up a considerable collection himself and as these items of
nineteenth century lighting started becoming obsolete he put his knowledge
on paper in book form for the benefit of all lovers of how things
Bad News and Good News!!
The bad news is that I
have completely sold out my stock of the 2001 reprint.
The good news is that
Shire Books have now reprinted this fascinating and informative book
and it can be purchased direct from them at:- http://www.shirebooks.co.uk/
our name when you order.