Home Implementations

Items that would have been found in the home for daily use

Charcoal Iron

This charcoal Iron belonged to William Sachse, perhaps more correctly his wife Martha Frost Sachse.  Air is controlled through a trap door in the back, and the top hinges to allow for coals to be placed inside. The curved piece is a hand guard to help protect from burns. The spout part is actually a …

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Aladdin Oil Lamp

Prior to the invention of electricity, homes were lit with candles and oil based lamps. Oil based lamps produced better light then candles, but also produced a fair amount of smoke and soot. And depending on the oil used, was not often pleasant to smell. Advances in oil lamp design included Aime Argand’s invention of …

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