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Lily portable oil (paraffin) heater, c 1890.

Lily portable oil (paraffin) heater, c 1890.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


Two flat wicks are housed behind a pale blue enamelled cast-iron casing with a removable lid. When this is removed, the heater can be used for cooking. Note the unusual neo-gothic windows. Produced by John Harper and Co, Willenhall.

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