But if you like to make things yourself then this is the Instuctable for you.
I found an old kerosene lamp that was pretty beat up the glass was broken and it had been through the flood that we had here a few months ago. I like old stuff, but it has to be useful, if it just sits around doing nothing cluttering up the place it would annoy me. I wouldn't use it as a kerosene lamp, but with an electric light hanging in the back porch I would use it every night.
Step 1: Stuff you will need.
- One old lamp
- Cord, I've use a cord from a broken appliance which has a plug fitted to one end
- Light socket
- Light bulb, I've used a reproduction vintage bulb, available from ebay.
- Cable strain relief
- Hole saw.
- Screw driver
- Wire cutters / striper
- Bicycle brake cable
- Large clamp.
- You must also have a good practical understanding of mains electricity, as it can be lethal if wired up wrong. If in doubt just buy the kit!