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Russell, Loris S.
A heritage of light. Lamps and lighting in the early Canadian home.

University of Toronto Press: 1968.

"The nineteenth century opened in the flicker of tallow candles. It closed in the glare of Edison's electric lamp. Between those two events inventors and manufacturers developed a wonderful assortment of progressively more efficient lighting devices, burning a variety of fuels. Dr. Russell records with scientific attention to detail, backed up with more than 200 illustrations, how these lamps were made and used." This survey includes kerosene, oil, candles, rushlights, lard, fluid gas, electricity, related tools, etc.

Hardcover. 8.5"x9", 344 pages, b/w illustrations, dj bibliography. Jacket with some edgewear and rubbing, else a nice copy.

Inventory #: 35590
Price: $ 100.00      



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