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Gas, coal and electricity ephemera. Box 1.

  • Ephemera

About this work


Box file containing items of ephemera in acid free sleeves. Includes Society for promoting the use of machines in cleansing chimneys (Samuel Rootsey, secretary - campaigning to stop the practice of using children to sweep chimneys - where they become "subject to a ... fatal, cancerous disease."), Clark's patent hygienic "Syphon Stoves" (heat without fumes and asphyxication), Ewart & Son's New Crown gas boiler (1883), Veritas oil heating stoves (1890s?), Lampe Veritas air draught safety lamp (1890s?), British Commercial Gas Association (1924), Gas Light and Coke Company (Westminster, 1900), British Gas, Gas Consumers Council, RoSPA advice on avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning from gas appliances, a carbon monoxide alarm, central heating, gas fires, cookers, water heaters, ventilation, what to do if you suspecta gas leak, Domestic Coal Consumers' Council, North British hot water bottles (on sale at T.T. Nicholson, pharmacist, 125 Hampstead Road, London - 1920s), Clarke's 'Pyramid' and 'Fairy' night lights (1880s?), Hygienic Stove and Grate Company's ventilating stove (ca. 1878), John Boulting & Sons (sanitary engineers, Marylebone - 1930s), Berry's Electric Ltd.'s 'Magicoal' electric fires (1931), Guterson Heating (London - 1937), Cozy electric pads and blankets (Stanley Bros., Aldershot), Thermega electric blankets (1950), electric cookery demonstrations (Portsmouth, 1937), energy conservation, home insulation, Neighbourhood Energy Action, Powergen, Boots guide to Winter warmth, Health Education Authority and Age Concern's guid to keeping warm in winter, Energy Action Grants Agency, solar energy, Newall's flexible asbestos strip pipe insulation (Newall's Insulation Company, ca.1940).

Physical description

1 box ; 34 x 33 cm.


  • English

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