Nier Feuerhand paraffin lantern, Germany, 1960s.

Image number: 10326672

Nier Feuerhand paraffin lantern, Germany, 1960s.

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.

Image number:
10326672
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 17:52
Image rights:
Science Museum