Gas Lighting

Gas Lighting

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Gas lighting played a part in the improvement in living standards when it was introduced over 200 years ago. Although it was expensive in the beginning, it soon became the popular form of domestic lighting.'show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 144 x 202 x 10mm | 99.79g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0747803943
  • 9780747803942

Table of contents

Early experiments; The pioneers of gas lighting; The cost of gas in the nineteenth century; Early gas light burners; Gas for public illuminations; The Argand burner; The incandescent mantle; The development of the incandescent gas burner; Switching and ignition devices; Further reading; Places to visitshow more

About David Gledhill

David Gledhill trained as a mechanical engineer and joined the gas industry in 1950. Initially he was concerned with gas manufacture, but soon with the use of gas by industry and commerce. While studying the history of gas, he became interested in gas lighting and has built up a collecting of gas lights, many of which are shown in this more