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Re: (TFT) Oil lantern consumption
In a message dated 9/18/2003 9:31:35 AM Central Daylight Time,
> <<Going by real-world lanterns, the 1 liter per hour oil consumption of
> 'book' lanterns is really high. It ought to be more like 1 liter per day.>>
> It's more like one PINT per WEEK.
> My family's had a permanent site in a summer campground for over forty
> where until relatively recently there was no electricity to the campsites.
> Lighting for all those summer nights involved propane or glass-chimneyed oil
> lanterns. The oil lanterns had a capacity of about a half-pint of kerosene,
> and burning a lantern well into the night hours (something less prevalent in
> medieval farming communities) would require a refill a shade less often than
> every two days.
My "1 liter per day" was based on burning the lantern 24 hours a day.
Your example involved a lantern burning maybe 2-4 hours a night - half a pint
every 2 nights = half a pint every 6 hours = 1 pint every 12 hours = 1
quart/liter every 24 hours.
I don't think our figures disagree.
Erol K. Bayburt
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