We are looking at the history and economics behind the value of antique lamps, and what the value is today.
Aussie-owned lamp maker and historian Peter MacCallum is one of the experts who have put together a wealth of information.
We spoke to him about the history of antique lamp manufacturing, the economics of antique and vintage lamps, the value and history of the modern antique lamp industry, and the changing fortunes of antique makers.
When did the lamps first become popular?
The first lamps were made by the French in the late 1800s.
They were quite cheap and could be purchased cheaply and they were made with an air-drying technique.
It was very similar to what we do now, in the same way that a lot of people now like to cook with wood or use a heating element.
So, the lamps became a way of displaying and displaying something of value.
A lot of lamps were built with the idea that people would like to have something in their room, in their bedroom or in their living room, and that the lamps were a way to do that.
They would be made in a similar way to today.
The lamps that were made in the 18th century and later were actually quite heavy.
So, the batteries and the air-dryer were used to make them very sturdy.
Did the French use this technique?
They had been working in the French colonies in the New World for a long time, and were producing large amounts of light bulbs.
It was a big industry in France, and they had a lot in common with the US, where they were exporting lamps and making them into bulbs.
And, they used an air dryer to dry the lamps.
When they started making them, they were quite a lot heavier.
In 1806, they had been using a lot more power than we do today, but they still had to be very heavy to make the lamps, so they were making them with batteries that had to last for hundreds of years.
What did the air dryers look like?
They looked like the ones we now have in our living rooms.
They used a large air-frying apparatus that used a kind of vacuum.
They also used air-tight packing for the air.
They had to dry out the air to prevent condensation from forming on the lamp.
When were the lamps produced?
Lamps were manufactured from 1819 to 1820, around the time of the American Civil War.
Lamp production was so important that the French government had to intervene to prevent the production of lamp bulbs, which caused the market for lamp bulbs to collapse.
And then, in 1833, the government of Belgium introduced the lamps that we now use today.
There were lots of changes in lamp production in Belgium between 1834 and 1837, which were a lot worse than the ones that were happening in the US.
What was the economic boom?
There were a number of changes that took place in the light bulb industry in Belgium and France.
In 1834, the Belgian government introduced the use of electricity.
So the light bulbs were not the first ones that had been used in the United States, but in 1834 they were the first to be used in Europe.
And in 1836, the price of light bulb production rose to the point where the price for a lamp doubled.
That is when they decided that this was something worth exporting to the United Kingdom.
So in 1839, the British government decided that they were going to send lamp makers to Europe to export to Britain, and then the British manufacturers decided that the lamp companies would produce them.
And then, by 1841, lamp production was in the billions of dollars.
What was the market like in 1819?
At the time, the American market was the most important market in the world, and it was dominated by the US and Europe.
There was an enormous amount of demand for light bulbs and lamp manufacturers were not allowed to sell them, so it was very difficult to do business in the British market.
And the prices were so high that they became difficult to sell in the American and European markets.
What changed between 1819 and 1834?
After the American Revolution, there were a series of changes to the British economy.
The British economy went into a depression, which was very painful for the British people, and so the price on the British currency rose to a level that made it very difficult for the people in the English-speaking world to buy anything.
At that time, lamp makers in the UK were able to make a huge amount of money selling the lamps to the US market.
So a lot, a lot were made from the lamps sold in the U.S. market.
But then, the French and Belgians also started importing the lamps