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A Brief History of Illumination
- Examines the history of artificial lighting, especially the incandescent bulb.
A Brief History of Lighting in the U.S.
- Guide to lighting periods in relation to decorative styles in American history.
A History of Light and Lighting
- Timeline of lighting.
Albert Berry Copper
- A detailed site that explores the history and work from famous Arts and Crafts metalsmith Albert Berry from his Alaska to Seattle days.
- Devoted primarily to early lamps, including student and table lamps. Also features a history of lighting.
Collecting Aladdin Lamps
- Informative site for anyone interested in the collecting of Aladdin kerosene - oil lamps.
David Melville and the First American Gas Patents
- History of the U.S. gas patents. From The Rushlight.
Kilokat's Antique Light Bulb Site
- For collectors seeking information on antique light bulbs and related items including antique radio tube box art.
- Four part article on the history of the lamp from Britannica.com.
- Personal site devoted to antique gas street lamp. Site include history, information and images.
- Information on and examples of antique electric light plants or generators used for homes and farms from the 1890s to the 1940s.
- Brief article on the invention of the light bulb. From Useless Information.
Lights of the Past
- A quick survey of kerosene and gas lighting mid-19th century to early 20th century.
Mr. Vesta's Home Page
- Includes examples of pocket match safes.
Seeing the Past in a Different Light - A History of Lighting Devices
- Overview of lighting devices, from candlesticks to glass lamps. Includes an 1807 candle recipe.
Sharon's Aladdin Page
- Features examples of early Aladdin lamps, lamp history, and tips for care and handling.
The First True Incandescent Light Bulb
- Article on the early inventors of the first lightbulbs.
The Kerosene Lantern Connection
- A comprehensive site on kerosene lantern information.
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