Joseph Herbert on sun 25 apr 99
Autumn Downey wrote on April 11 (?) about lampliner types and uses.
This is not a particularly timely reply but, people who lived in the
unelectrified days of yore will testify that Kerosene (lamp oil) is a really
=22creepy=22 thing. It just doesn=92t want to stay where it is put. It =
like it shares that odd property of Helium 3 where the liquid can climb up =
and other strange things. While this makes it easier for the liquid to go
through a porous clay body, it also means that it is difficult to tell if =
ring on the table came from going through the body or from a few drops that
eventually migrated down the outside from a bad filling or an escape from =
wick somehow. Hard to know but it is the nature of the material.