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Advert For Kent's Albo Carbon Gas Light

Advert For Kent's Albo Carbon Gas Light

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Evan.9075

Item number: 9075

Genre: Leaflet

This is an advertisement for Kent's gas light. One of the most important technological improvements of the 19th century was the development of gas lighting. At the start of the period most houses were lit by candles and oil lamps. Lamps were lit in occupied rooms and light was often dim and diffused. Gas lamps, like the one featured in this advertisement were introduced after the 1850’s and revolutionised indoor lightening.

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