I assume they made lamps like this in the trenches, from spent cartridges?
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!
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.