Where is it Now? The Heirloom of William Camelon

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21766834_10155250337751886_8974995218967465825_n.jpgPhoto from Middleville & District Museum where the lamp now sits.

January 14 1960- Almonte Gazette

Mr. Wm. J. Camelon of Mill Street, is the possessor of a family heirloom of which he is very proud. It is a glass coal oil lamp of the type used in bedrooms long ago. It is very tiny with a very small chimney and has a handle at its base.The unusual thing about it is that it has been in the Camelon family for over 125 years.

About 120 years ago William Camelon brought it from Glasgow, Scotland when he settled in Darling Township. He stipulated that it be passed down to a Camelon who must be named William. The present custodian has had the lamp for 37 years. On his death, the lamp will go to a nephew at Calabogie, William A. Camelon. Mr. Camelon keeps the lamp filled with oil and…

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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