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“Coal-gas was first used as a lighthouse illuminant at Salvore, near Trieste, in 1817. For many years it has been used in the harbour lights of Great Britain when in the neighborhood of gas-works. Mr. J. R. Wigham has designed a compound or crecus burner consisting of a group of twenty-eight vertical tubes, each carrying an ordinary double fish-tail burner, and the ignited gases issuing from all these jets unite into one large flame.” —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910


Gas Lighting


The Encyclopedia Britannica, New Warner Edition (New York, NY: The Werner Company, 1893)


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