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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

CONTINUITY: Pressure Lamps: Mantle Gaslight from Liquid Fuels (with Occasional Excitement)

Before I was born, my parents had a gasoline stove like the one shown in the video, except it was a full four-burner kitchen stove, complete with a big tire pump like handle to pressurise it. The thing was on wheels, so if (when) it caught on fire, you could roll it through the kitchen door to the outside until it calmed down. The thing was still in the barn when I was a kid, and I heard stories about adventures using it. To this day, I cannot explain why I never once decided to “fire it up” and see what would happen.

Posted at August 4, 2021 09:25