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A HERITAGE OF LIGHT. Lamps And Lighting In The Early Canadian Home.

Russell, Loris S.

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ISBN 10: 0802015301 / ISBN 13: 9780802015303
Published by University of Toronto Press:, 1968
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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344 pages, illustrated with b&w photographs. "in a single century man freed himself from the dark and changed his pattern of work and leisure. This is the first detailed story of that technological revolution in North America. It is told in the setting of the Canadian home, but the developing technology of lighting was common to both sides of the border. This book is of equal importance to collectors and historians in the United States." FINE HARDCOVER, VERY GOOD- DUST JACKET. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, oblong. Bookseller Inventory # 022120

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Title: A HERITAGE OF LIGHT. Lamps And Lighting In ...

Publisher: University of Toronto Press:

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-

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The nineteenth century opened in the flicker of tallow candles and 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. Loris Russell records with scientific attention to detail - backed up by more than 200 illustrations - how these lamps were made and used. His text is interspersed with accounts of his own experiments with the fuels and mechanisms of earlier generations.

Russell drew on his own large collection of lighting devices and on the collections of museums and of other individuals for his study, and documented his research with Canadian and United States patent papers, trade catalogues, newspapers, magazines, memoirs, and books. This is the first detailed story of that technological revolution in North America, and while told in the setting of the Canadian home, the developing technology of lighting was common to both sides of the border. A Heritage of Light is of equal importance to collectors and historians in the United States and Canada. This newly reprinted edition of Russell's classic 1968 study has a new introduction by Janet Holmes.

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The late Loris Russell was a collector of Canadian antiques as well as a scholar and scientist. His other titles on antiques include Everyday Life in Colonial Canada (1973) and Handy Things to Have Around the House (1979).



Janet Holmes is curator emeritus of Western Art and Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum.

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