Punch,  15 (1848), 239.

Lights! Lights! I Say!



Essay, Drollery


Light, Invention, Technology, Electricity, Chemistry, Progress, Transport

    Reports on a company for lighting streets and the inside of houses with 'electric fluid'. Describes the succession of new lighting inventions that have snuffed out their predecessors, ending with the electric light that 'now threatens to supersede all'. Believes the 'universal use now made of electricity' indicates that omnibuses may be provided with lightning rather than ordinary conductors.

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