Oil Lamp, HMCS Niobe
This lamp originally hung in the warrant officers' mess in HMCS Niobe.
Its cylindrical reservoir (bottom) held kerosene fuel, while a burning wick housed in the glass chimney (top) provided light. The lamp's pivoting mount (right) allowed it to remain vertical as the ship pitched and rolled. Though Niobe used electrical power for equipment such as searchlights and the Marconi wireless (radio) set, oil lamps still provided illumination in some areas and also served as back-up lighting.