When the power went out, whispering adults would fiddle with kerosene lanterns
, as though any child in the house could possibly be asleep with all hell breaking loose just outside the door.
As a child, Wadongo struggled to study by the dim, smoky light of a kerosene lantern
that he shared with his four older brothers.
Power cuts were frequent back then and kerosene lanterns
were used for lighting," explains Labonya.
First, I needed to understand the many attributes of the kerosene lantern
, and the existing information was contradictory and incomplete.
Engineers at the solar laboratory of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, have developed a solar lantern using the same mechanism as the old kerosene lantern
, except that the wick has been replaced by bulbs and the kerosene has been replaced by batteries that can be charged during the day by a solar panel.
The weekly column that she penned by hand, often before dawn by the light of a kerosene lantern
, was mailed in to Williams -- weather permitting.
The moon was as narrow as a thumbnail clipping when Eleanor grabbed my Dad's old kerosene lantern
and I followed her carrying pillows and Hershey bars and our old transistor radio.
Grandma said they went out that night with the kerosene lantern
and dug some roots.
In three decades of depending on country-grid-power systems that are liable to outages with every wind storm, I've cooked and eaten supper on many a night by the light of a Dietz kerosene lantern
There, she gets light from a kerosene lantern
and warmth from layers of sweaters and blankets.
His craggy face lit by the pale light of a kerosene lantern
, Brower looks too weary to be a high priest of conservation.
No one is more at peace than a small boy after a fire, coming home in the dark, to the improvised meal out of cans; or after an earthquake - out West - seeing the old kerosene lantern
brought out, like a little hunched god on the table.
School children study in groups using kerosene lantern