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Friday, 20 January 2012

Pioneer Handbooks: - How to make rushlights. Plus My Images.

Pioneer Handbooks: - How to make rushlights.

Our two rushlight holders. These supplied us with light for many years.


 Hold the weight up and the jaws open.
Let the weight down, and the jaws close to hold the rush stem or a taper.

4 comments:

Craig Meade said...

You truly are living history Le Loup. A walking talking museum. I wish my kid could meet you one day

Craig Meade
www.pioneerhandbooks.com

Gorges Smythe said...

Interesting. I've heard of them, but don't recall seeing one before. Simpler versions would be quite easy to make.

Le Loup said...

Craig, very good of you to say so. Well if you are ever over this way, we have a couple of spare rooms & you are most welcome to visit.
Regards, Keith.

Le Loup said...

I agree Gorges. They are a simple device & with some simple tools would not be too difficult to make.
Keith.