@orangey03 – I think that animal fat or oil would be better than using kerosene, though. In my opinion, nothing smells quite as bad and as strong as antique kerosene lamps.
My grandparents kept one of these in the storm cellar, and we would light it whenever we had to take shelter. It filled the small space with noxious fumes. I would much rather have had a blob of animal fat burning, or at least some olive oil!