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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
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"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
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Russell, Loris S. (Loris Shano), 1904-1998.
Heritage of light.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003276408
(OCoLC)51040861
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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