Punch,  16 (1849), 2.

A Light Article



Essay, Drollery


Light, Electricity, Invention, Technology, Accidents, Commerce

People mentioned:

Michael Faraday

    Explains some of the advantages of the electric light, including the fact that it can be exhibited in a vacuum (thus making it suitable illumination for 'many of our theatres'). '[T]here is nothing explosive in its nature', and it 'can be increased unlimitedly', thus allowing greater visibility at night and in fogs. Believes 'lamplighters will soon be replaced by practical chemists' and that electric lights will force gas companies to lower their prices.

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