Not sure where the name came from, that is just what I heard them called the first time I saw one and yes, it was made from a spent casing.I assume they made lamps like this in the trenches, from spent cartridges?
Sorry Wayland, I just had to have a go at something like this. My stock of copper solder fittings was low so I've knocked up my SP version using compression fittings. The candlestick I've had since I was a kid (two in fact). I may put the nuts in the lathe and take the corners off.Just spent a productive couple of hours making trench candles from pipe fittings.
This should convert my few remaining candle lanterns over to paraffin in line with most of my other camp lighting.
Now that is splendid!
Mmmm…. I think the cap's been fired; better checkNow that is splendid!
I’ve got a few .50 cals in their links that my dad nabbed off a downed plane in WW2. I’d do something with them but the caps are intact, though the propellant used for dads schoolboy fun. During which they set the school shed alight with the phosphor from an incendiary bomb. Blimming kids.