Design for Hydo Carbon Oil Lamp, Class No 4, James Hinks & Son, Proprietor, Birmingham.
The text on the design refers to 'Hydro Carbon Oil Lamp' - Paraffin was first used in Europe in 1860. When this lamp was registered paraffin (hydrocarbon oil) was still something of a novelty.
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Staggered holidays for comfort. Artist Eileen Evans, 1939-1946. INF 3/94
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