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The Springfield Gas Machine: Illuminating Industry and Leisure, s–s. In this Book. gas lighting was, for its time, a major innovation in domestic and commercial lighting, and it changed daily life and social behaviors in the late nineteenth century as the comforts of home became a reality for suburban and rural Americans. Table of Cited by: 1. Get this from a library! The Springfield gas machine: illuminating industry and leisure, ss. [Donald W Linebaugh] -- Developed just after the close of the Civil War, the Springfield Gas Machine was a unique commercial and domestic gas lighting system marketed for use in homes and businesses outside of a city and. Today our gas is natural, piped from pockets beneath the sea. It burns much more brightly than the baked coal gas used between late Georgian times and the s. Gas made its debut in London when an entrepreneur named Frederick Windsor organised a public demonstration of the new lighting for George III’s birthday in Candle-light started to give way to gas during the second decade of the nineteenth century. Covent Garden (Evening Mail 8 Sep. 3) and the English Opera House/Lyceum (7) (The Times 9 Sep. 2) installed gas lighting in their auditoriums in ; Drury Lane (Bath Chronicle 26 Mar. 3) and the King's Theatre did so in (The Observer 11 Jan. 3).
Industrial growth and expanding urban developments made the supply of coal gas for lighting one of the most important industries of the late 19th century. Gas street lighting was extensively used throughout Britain, opening up new leisure opportunities; it was brighter and safer than oil for illuminating industrial and commercial premises. of a central gas generation and distribution system.5 His activities bore fruit in London in with the chartering of the ﬁrst municipal gasworks, the Gas Light and Coke Company,6which by the end of had laid twenty-six miles The Shrewsbury-windle House, Madison, Indiana. . PDF | On Feb 1, , David E. Nye published John A. Jakle. City Lights: Illuminating the American Night. (Landscapes of the Night.) Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Pp. x, Before skyscrapers and streetlights glowed at all hours, American cities fell into inky blackness with each setting of the sun. But over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, new technologies began to light up streets, sidewalks, buildings, and public spaces. Peter C. Baldwin’s evocative book depicts the changing experience of the urban night over this period, visiting a.
Capitalism by Gaslight: Illuminating the Economy of Nineteenth-Century America (Early American Studies) [Luskey, Brian P., Woloson, Wendy A.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Capitalism by Gaslight: Illuminating the Economy of Nineteenth-Century America (Early American Studies). Initially there were technical problems to overcome – e.g. trials of the Jablochkoff lamp revealed that it emitted a light ‘rather too blue to be becoming to ladies complexions’ – but by , Colonel Festing, the V&A’s Assistant Director responsible for buildings, reported that only two picture galleries continued to use gas light. This elegantly written book describes the changes in the perception and experience of the night in three great European cities: Paris, Berlin and London. The lighting up of the European city by gas and electricity in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries brought about a new relationship with the night, in respect of both work and pleasure. “A novel kind of glow emanated from late 19th-century depictions. New gas and electric lighting not only brightened cityscapes and interiors alike, but, after centuries of muddy, tenebrist drama, now clearly illuminated the entire realm of the enlightenment had promised largely metaphorically--a world without shadows and darkness--new technologies of lighting had, by the.