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Advert for the South Eastern Coal Order Office

Advert for the South Eastern Coal Order Office

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1887

Shelfmark: Evan.8029

Item number: 8029

Genre: Leaflet

The Industrial Revolution of the 18th century had greatly increased the demand for coal production, and for much of the 19th century coal fires remained the most popular way of heating the home. When left unmonitored, however, coal could be very wasteful, with as much as 80% of the heat disappearing up the chimney. It was therefore necessary to develop fire-grates and insulation systems to keep heat in the house. Coal remained cheap throughout the century, and large quantities were kept in a pit underneath the house.

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