Mactear incandescent burner 1887

Made:
1887

Mactear incandescent burner 1887, including burner with clear glass cover, curved wall bracket with metal gauze cover over lamp fitting and decorative etched purple glass lampshade.

Mactear incandescent burner 1887. Gas lighting was much improved through the introduction of the incandescent gas mantle in Vienna in the 1880s. In London in 1887, the 'Incandescent Gas Light Company' started selling fragile burners and mantles at high prices. The MacTear burner was one of the first.

Details

Category:
Lighting
Object Number:
1949-86
type:
burners
credit:
British Gas Council

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