SE—L Historical Society Museum — Lighting : A sample of some lighting devices at our museum.
Adult text:
When a young lady reached dating age (13 or so) gentlemen would call on her. After sizing up the young swain, her father would put what he felt was an appropriate length candle in the courting lamp in the parlor and light it. When the light went out so did the fellow.
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A Courting LampA Courting Lamp