Advert For J. S. Brooks' Oil Lamp Store
Printer: Straker, W.
Medium: Print on paper
Oil lamps were common in the 19th century, they were cheap, fairly easy to keep clean and there were many different designs to choose from. Each room in the house needed at least one oil lamp and so it was important that they were safe (fire was a dangerous hazard for the Victorians) and that there was no smoke from the flame.