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Tinderboxes in the house. Would you afford to keep a candle or lantern burning through the night? How long would a rushlight last?

Flint, metal, and tinder for interior illumination and heating: bins, dampers, charred linen > that is matches combined with a tinderbox –>

If you’ve ever got through to a cool, dark early morning and flipped a switch or hit a match, you’ll be happy you’re living following the century that is mid-19th. More…