Kōrero: Energy supply and use

Kerosene lamps, A&P show, 1910

Kerosene lamps, A&P show, 1910

In 1910 kerosene was still the greatest source of domestic lighting, and kerosene lamps were often elaborate and decorative items. Use of kerosene lighting continued in some isolated areas into the mid-20th century. The brand name of these lamps on display is Welsbach. Carl Auer von Welsbach invented the incandescent mantle which increased the amount of light these lamps produced.

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Reference: 2007N_Ap16-TEC_1226

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Megan Cook, 'Energy supply and use - Energy before the 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21428/kerosene-lamps-ap-show-1910 (accessed 6 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010