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Advert for WH Pike, self-lighting gas burner reverse

Advert for WH Pike, self-lighting gas burner reverse

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1886

Shelfmark: Evan.7264

Item number: 7264

Genre: Leaflet

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When it was introduced at the end of the 18th century, gas lighting was very noisy, smelly and quite dangerous, but by the end of the 19th century gas burners were the most common means of lighting the home. There were gas streetlights in the City of London as early as 1807.

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