We are aware of the fact that there was no electricity, no bulbs, no lights and nothing historically. Darkness was still present even then right? Imagine how would they be surviving without light and shine? During nights how they used to find the passage or paths? Things weren’t that easy at all but still the inventions took place, the creations took place and human generated so many things which were unbelievably amazing. Imagine that time, human was evolving and mankind was developing massively there was a time when fire was invented by humans. Then things charged up, they used to light the fire and through burning sticks in raw form they used to see the path and passage.
Then invention of lantern took place and what an invention it was? Initially when they used to light up the piece of cloth on a wooden stick, it hardly prolong hence human required other pieces of clothes in order to keep the light on. With the invention of lantern, kerosene oil came in the picture they used to soak the piece of cloth and wrap it against the stick; kerosene oil helps the cloth to keep lightening. Moreover when the lantern invented they made a small tub below the lantern (small one), above it they made a glass hose kind above that tub, without being quite technical they hang a piece of cloth (small piece) which is dipped in the kerosene oil (from inside) as a result of which that piece of cloth is whole soaked in kerosene. There is a le parfait preserving jars which could move the piece of cloth up and down (so in order to save the kerosene oil) one can lower the piece of cloth and then lift it up (now the piece is soaked and ready to light). Of course after burning for so long that piece of cloth destroys badly, hence it is required to change the piece timely and keep checking the level of kerosene in the tub. This is how the lantern was labeled as a lamp precisely ‘a kerosene lamp’.
Historically when they used to light the piece of cloth with the cast iron cookware online, it was dangerous and could harm the hand of the person holding it, hence lantern (kerosene lamp) has a handle with which the person can lift it and hold it in a hanging position, glass cover is there to protect the fire from the air and below that the tub of kerosene is there. There are quite few things which humans have invented and which reasonably deserve a huge round of applause. This is not the end at all, creations and inventions are there but kerosene lamps are still prevailing in the market, even after the inventions of lights and bulbs.