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Advert for William Sugg & Co, gas light

Advert for William Sugg & Co, gas light

Printer: Riddle & Couchman

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Evan.7117

Item number: 7117

Genre: Leaflet

Although many homes in the 1800s still used candles, gas was becoming more widely available, and by the end of the century it had become the most common means of illuminating the home or workplace. There were several types of gas light: from large and sturdy lamps for the table or sideboard, to wall- or ceiling-mounted fixtures. There were even lamps built into pieces of furniture. All of these burners would have needed daily cleaning to ensure that they gave off a smokeless light.

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