Advert, Newbiggin's Handbook for Gas Engineers and Managers

Advert, Newbiggin's Handbook for Gas Engineers and Managers
Photograph taken c. 1889 © Historic England Archive ref: AA029329

Gas was predominantly used for lighting in the Victorian period. Major streets were illuminated by a lightman who lit the gas powered lampposts. Despite being 'clean, cheap, and highly luminous', gas lighting turned out to be less permanent than electricity.

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Victorian (1837 - 1901)

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gas lighting street power