Up until the 17th century street lighting did not exist, save for the occasional torch or rush light
. In 1669 Jan van der Heyden designed a special oil lantern for the streets of Amsterdam [Stoer, 1986].
RARE: A rush light
holder Candlesticks were not used to hold the rush-lights but a contraption made from hinged, twisted or worked iron set in a heavy wooden base with jaws to hold the rush-lights a bit like a pair of loose pliers with one side weighted.
Celtic assistant manager Robert Fenton will ask his players to go out and make history as they take on Apollo FC in the McCrystal Cup final (Allen Park, Sunday, 2pm).
But there are also folk tunes such as "The Rush Light
" and a "Miniature" by Gedike that will perhaps come as new delights.