Here are all 4 installments of the Striking the Spark: Oil Lamp Series of posts by Not All Who Wander Are Lost.
Here is part 1: Striking the Spark-The History of Oil Lamps
Here is part 2: Striking the Spark-Constructing the Standing Wick Oil Lamp
Here is part 3: Striking the Spark-Constructing the Floating Wick Oil Lamp
Here is part 4: Striking the Spark: Using Oil Lamps