Nier Feuerhand paraffin lantern, Germany, 1960s.
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A paraffin hurricane lamp, model 'Baby 175', made in Germany, which was probably out of use in 1965. The post-war production boom, and a full-employment economy was powered by a rise in the production of electricity. By 1968, 98 percent of homes in the UK were wired.