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Oil lamps Just before electric lamps we used oil a lot. We even had people refilling and lighting the lamps when night set in. An oil lamp is one of the most advanced ways to have a torch. A torch is basically a stick on fire, but can be augmented by oil in rags around it. Logically you take the burning torch to an extreme. The oil used for the torch is put ...


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Hollywood has long used link-type torches in movie production -- an expendable or non-expendable handle with an optional metal end, around which is wrapped tow (loose vegetable fiber, like rope that hasn't been twisted) soaked in pitch. The tow and pitch are replaceable on the reusable variety, burn fairly brightly and for a good while (roundly an hour or ...


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Probably Not as Much As You'd Think First, I'm skeptical that the stuff could be made "cheap", particularly in the medieval period. Your spider farmer would need to farm millions of spiders, protect the spiders from predation and disease, and train all the associated animals, none of which is light-labour activity, particularly in the medieval ...


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Combo-hybrid-proselyte-tech. One of these (a hand-pressured kerosene blow-lamp): Alltools.blogspot Eugbug 2022 fair usage. And this (limelight.): Theresa Knott via Wilipedia Share-alike 2.5 2022 Made with a quicklime (calcium oxide, made by heating chalk) heating target. Usually seen with a shell-shaped (scallop or cockle-shell shaped) reflector. Gives an ...


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72x would be a real challenge, for the little ones ! So the giant would stand 131 meters tall, if we were the little ones.. That is big, a building 40 stories high, just below halfway the Eiffel Tower.. I wonder if medieval weapons would have any effect. His feet would be the size of a house, that is 13 meters long, say 4-5 meters high. Humans with swords ...


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I agree with the other sources here, oil lamps are probably your best bet. Something I'll point out though, is that if you have oil lamps you will probably have basic technology for electricity. Nothing like incandescent bulbs yet, but for very niche applications, like floodlights, early electric options are available. Most notable among these are arc lamps. ...


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