Advert For Harding's Gas Meter
Medium: Print on paper
This leaflet is advertising Harding’s gas meters. Mains services of water, gas and electricity were only introduced to Britain in the late 1800s and were only fitted to the average home in the 20th century. For many years after gas was introduced it was not used for heating or cooking but was used exclusively for lighting the home. When gas meters were first introduced they measured the quantity of gas used for example Harding’s gas meter charged for ‘every foot of gas consumed’. Later this was felt unfair because the pressure varied considerably according to the weather and so instead gas meters were introduced that measured therms, the calorific value of gas.