Jug lamp

skeldon_man posted:
antabanta posted:

Nah man. It used to make with a special can that had a screw-on cover like a bottle. Probably something that held some sort of liniment.

For a small lamp, we use the larger ink bottle. Remember those???

Yes but never seen anyone use it for a jug lamp.

antabanta posted:

What was the most popular container used to make jug lamps in Guyana in the late 60s?

That is the only thing that could withstand the wind and was the principal illumination for the fishermen and others who had to work at night. The jugs were old dutch stone bottles with a two color ceramic glaze.  They were thick enough to prevent the conduction of heat to the hands of individuals holding it. DJANGO remembered the name the locals used for when speaking of these lamps.

I do not know what they were used for but there sure is a lot of them in Guyana. I saw a few dozen lying about the yard in our old house. I began collecting them and putting them away so they do not get broken. They are over two hundred years old.  I also have a few others.

Stormborn posted:
antabanta posted:

What was the most popular container used to make jug lamps in Guyana in the late 60s?

That is the only thing that could withstand the wind and was the principal illumination for the fishermen and others who had to work at night. The jugs were old dutch stone bottles with a two color ceramic glaze.  They were thick enough to prevent the conduction of heat to the hands of individuals holding it. DJANGO remembered the name the locals used for when speaking of these lamps.

I do not know what they were used for but there sure is a lot of them in Guyana. I saw a few dozen lying about the yard in our old house. I began collecting them and putting them away so they do not get broken. They are over two hundred years old.  I also have a few others.

Thanks. I'm looking more for the types of containers that were used in homes. There were some cans with about a 1-in screw-on cap that were popular.

cain posted:

Probably the same type of jug as those used in making ukeleles. Cooking oil comes in cans also.

These are the bottles I am talking about. Some have handles. I have about a hundred. I picked up around the farm. Someone seemed to have made a platform burying them upside down where the bottom of the stairs was in our old colonial house that is now gone.

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ksazma posted:

It is amazing the way the value of things change.

They used to be everywhere now you hardly see them except is collection as I have hidden away. I also have some brown ones, blue ones and some egg shaped ones that cannot stand on the bottom. The kids knew I liked them so they  took them to my mom ( my aunt who raised me)  when she was alive and she she would give them a dollar or two. My sister liked them also and she even shipped a number of the "pretty" ones to her house in Canada. I guess they are now moving to Spain as she shift her home there permanently  and they will be back in their region of the world.

seignet posted:

Dutch Bottles. During the seventies, it was fashionable to collect and display in Guyanese homes. 

I had a really nice collection that we gave away when we came here. One was the Onion shaped bottle that sells for a few hundred dollars here. I have been trying to build another collection but can't afford the expensive one. The ones I have now are antique case gin bottles and a couple of dutch gin jugs.

Stormborn posted:
ksazma posted:

It is amazing the way the value of things change.

They used to be everywhere now you hardly see them except is collection as I have hidden away. I also have some brown ones, blue ones and some egg shaped ones that cannot stand on the bottom. The kids knew I liked them so they  took them to my mom ( my aunt who raised me)  when she was alive and she she would give them a dollar or two. My sister liked them also and she even shipped a number of the "pretty" ones to her house in Canada. I guess they are now moving to Spain as she shift her home there permanently  and they will be back in their region of the world.

True. They are very hard to find. I even offered to buy back my collection only to find out it had been liquidated before the plane took off for NY.

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