Pressure lamps once lit up Asia, and still shine a bright light on camping and fishing trips. We look at their illuminating history. Photo: Getty Images
Pressure lamps once lit up Asia, and still shine a bright light on camping and fishing trips. We look at their illuminating history. Photo: Getty Images
Jason Wordie
Opinion

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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How pressure lamps once lit up Asia, and still shine a bright light on camping and fishing trips

  • Before electricity became widespread, kerosene pressure lamps, invented in the mid-19th century, were common in Asia. Petromax and Tilley were well-known brands
  • The introduction of mains electricity may have changed things, but pressure lamps remain popular for camping and fishing

Pressure lamps once lit up Asia, and still shine a bright light on camping and fishing trips. We look at their illuminating history. Photo: Getty Images
Pressure lamps once lit up Asia, and still shine a bright light on camping and fishing trips. We look at their illuminating history. Photo: Getty Images
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