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Candles where a fairly major fire hazard as it was difficult to shield them yet still get air. The flames were not large, people used to snuff them with their fingers. Also, as Matt Riddly has pointed out, an hour of light in IIRC 1792 took three hours of labor during the day for the average person. Not until the later 1800s, was it common for the middle ...
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