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A heritage of light : lamps and lighting in the early Canadian home

Author: Loris S Russell
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2003.
Series: RICH: Reprints in Canadian History.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The nineteenth century opened in the flickering of tallow candles and 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. Lois Russell records with scientific attention to detail - backed up by more than two hundred illustrations - how these lamps were made  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Russell, Loris S. (Loris Shano), 1904-1998.
Heritage of light.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003276408
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Loris S Russell
ISBN: 9781442670365 1442670363 1282023438 9781282023437
OCLC Number: 666911794
Description: 1 online resource (344 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Foreword""; ""Introduction""; ""1 From Splint to Candle""; ""2 Lighting the Lamp""; ""3 Grease in the Pan""; ""4 When Whale Oil Was King""; ""5 Those Deadly Burning Fluids""; ""6 Lard Becomes Respectable""; ""7 The Coming of Kerosene""; ""8 Those New-Fangled Lamps""; ""9 Everybody Used Kerosene""; ""10 Swan Song of the Kerosene Lamp""; ""11 Light the Gas""; ""12 Thank You, Mr. Edison""; ""Epilogue""; ""Glossary""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R"" ""S""""t""; ""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""y""
Series Title: RICH: Reprints in Canadian History.
Responsibility: Loris S. Russell.
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A Heritage of Light is of equal importance to collectors and historians in the United States and Canada. This newly reprinted edition of Russell's classic 1968 study has a new introduction by Janet  Read more...


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