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A HERITAGE OF LIGHT:  LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME., Russell, Loris S.

Author Name    Russell, Loris S.

Title   A HERITAGE OF LIGHT: LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Good

Jacket Condition   Fair

Publisher   Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968

ISBN Number    802015301

Seller ID   29973

344 pp, square (8 1/2" H x 8 1/2" D). Ex-library copy. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The nineteenth century opened in the flicker of tallow candles. It closed in the glare of Edison's electric lamp. Between those two events inventors and manufacturers developed a wonderful assortment of progressively more efficient lighting devices, burning a variety of fuels. Dr. Russell records with scientific attention to detail - backed up with more than 200 illustrations - how these lamps were made and used. His text is interspersed with accounts of his own experiments with the fuels and mechanisms of earlier generations. The discovery of kerosene is related in full, as is the invention of successively improved kerosene burners, lamps, and chimneys - a field up to now neglected by technological historians. Separate chapters deal with rushlights and candles; firelighting tools; pan lamps; and lamps fuelled with whale oil, lard, burning fluid, gas, and electricity. There is an extensive glossary." Rebound in library binding with stitching showing in most page gutters. Library markings on endpapers, small light liquid stain, shelf soiling on bottom of text block, areas of light browning edges of text block - mainly top and fore-edge. Dust jacket is complete but has moderate rubbing with color loss, moderate wrinkling, light edge wear, several small closed tears, area of surface paper loss on inside surface, protected in a mylar sleeve.

Lighting,  Household  Lighting,  Lamps,  Whale  Oil,  Lard,  Kerosene,  Gas  Lighting,  Acetylene,  Acorn  Burner,  Burners,  Argand  Lamps,  Atterbury  Lamps,  L.J.  Atwood,  Atwood  Burners,  Banquet  Lamps,  Banner  Burner,  Lamp  Bases,  Betty  Lamps,  Bridgeport  Brass  Company,  Bristol  Brass  And  Clock  Company,  Burner  Manufacturers,  Burning-Fluid,  Candle  Holders,  Candle-Making,  Chimneys,  Composite  Lamps,  Crusie  Lamps,  Davis  Lamp,  Drip  Catchers,  Eagle  Burners,  T.  Eaton  Company,  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Electric  Light,  Filaments,  Folded-wick  Burner,  Foley  Lighter,  Ford  Museum,  Gas  Fittings,  Gasometer,  Gasselier,  Girandole,  Glass  Manufacturers,  Guardian  Angel  Lamp,  Hand  Lamps,  Hanging  Lamps,  Hitchcock  Lamp,  Hobbs  Lamp,  Hornet  Burner,  Imperial  Oil  Co.,  Incandescent  Electric  Light,  Incandescent  Mantles,  Ives  Chimney,  Isaiah  Jennings,  Jones  Burner,  Juno  Burner,  Kleeman  Lamp,  Kinnear  Lamp,  Lamberton  Burner,  Lamp  Body,  Lard  Lamp,  Library  Lamp,  Lomax  Lamp,  Welsbach  Mantle,  Matches,  Mechanical  Lamps,  Metal  Lamps,  Millar,  Edward  &  Co.,  Miniature  Lamps,  Multiple  Burners,  Natural  Gas,  Nigh  Lamps,  Nutmeg  Burner,  Ontario  Lantern  &  Lamp  Co.,  Ontario  Lantern  Co.,  Oval  Burners,  Plume  &  Atwood,  Rectangular  Burners,  Ripley  Lamps,  Rumford  Lamps,  Rushlights,  Shades,  Lampshades,  Lamp  Shades,  Snuffers,  Solar  Lamps,  Studen  Lamps,  Table  Lamps,  Taplin  Burners,  Vapour  Lamps,  Vapour  Vents,  Vienna  Burner,  Wanzer  Lamp,  Wall  Lamps,  Whale-oil  Burners. 

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