NEW YORK — It’s a long, long time ago, but the torch lighter you’re holding now may not have been invented just yet.
In a recent CNN article, we learned about a time when torch lighters were considered dangerous to carry.
So when a couple of college students in the United Kingdom tried to torch a pair of old-fashioned lamps for a project, the result was not pretty.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the torch lighter was a lantern that burned candle wax to provide illumination.
It was originally invented in England in 1765.
It later became popular in America, where the torch light was popularized in the early 1800s.
But the torchlight torchlight lamp, as it is called, is still not recognized as an effective torchlight light in most places, including in the U.K.
A few years ago, a pair was pulled off a street in the London suburb of Peckham and tossed in the bin, according to the BBC.
As the torchlit lantern slowly burned, the pair became stuck in the back of a truck.
They were never found.
Now, the lantern is back in the public domain.
A group of students are working on a project to recreate the torch lit lantern and the team is trying to find a way to keep the torch in the hands of its rightful owners.
The students, from U.S. and U.N. schools, will be using an Arduino-based torchlight lighter.
The team has developed a prototype that uses a laser-powered torchlight that can be mounted in the driver’s side seat of a vehicle, and it’s also powered by batteries.
“We are interested in the fact that people are trying to recreate this and they are getting stuck,” said Adam Lebovitz, one of the students.
“I think it’s a good thing, because the torch is going to be there for the next generation.”
Lebovits says he and his co-student, Michael Fournier, are in the process of building their prototype to be able to make it even easier for people to replicate the lantern.
“I think what makes it really interesting is the idea that there is a lot of work being done to make sure that the torch has been properly constructed,” Lebovich told the BBC.
“We want to try and make it something that people can replicate and it will be safe for everyone.”
The team plans to present their work at the International Torch Lighting Congress in New York in October.