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This kerosene lamp was used during World War I by Sgt. 1st Class A.B. Curran of the 103rd Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Force, Air Service. This lamp was manufactured to burn mineral spirits but could also burn kerosene. Curran used kerosene to fuel this lamp as the supply of mineral spirits was limited during the war. (U.S. Air Force photo)

This kerosene lamp was used during World War I by Sgt. 1st Class A.B. Curran of the 103rd Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Force, Air Service. This lamp was manufactured to burn mineral spirits but could also burn kerosene. Curran used kerosene to fuel this lamp as the supply of mineral spirits was limited during the war. (U.S. Air Force photo)

This kerosene lamp was used during World War I by Sgt. 1st Class A.B. Curran of the 103rd Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Force, Air Service. This lamp was manufactured to burn mineral spirits but could also burn kerosene. Curran used kerosene to fuel this lamp as the supply of mineral spirits was limited during the war. (U.S. Air Force photo)

This kerosene lamp was used during World War I by Sgt. 1st Class A.B. Curran of the 103rd Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Force, Air Service. This lamp was manufactured to burn mineral spirits but could also burn kerosene. Curran used kerosene to fuel this lamp as the supply of mineral spirits was limited during the war. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Note: This item is currently in storage.

This kerosene lamp was used during World War I by Sgt. 1st Class A.B. Curran of the 103rd Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Force, Air Service. This lamp was manufactured to burn mineral spirits but could also burn kerosene. Curran used kerosene to fuel this lamp as the supply of mineral spirits was limited during the war.

This kerosene lamp is engraved:  

LAMPE-PIGEON
GARANTIE VERITABLE
INEXPLOSIBLE A L'ESSENCE MINERALE
TOUTE LAMPE VERITABLE PIGEON DOIT

Translation: 

Pigeon (Manufacturer) Lamp
Guaranteed Genuine
Non-explosive with mineral spirits
Pigeon is all true light

This metal lamp is approximately 6-3/4 inches high by 3-1/8 inches wide.

Donated by John G. Curran.

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