Fixture and Gas Style Lamp Shades
At the beginning of the Victorian era, a time in which ordinary homes were being transformed by wonderous technological advances and avant-garde ideas or elegant and delicate designs, most homes were lit simply by candles and oil lamps. Beginning early in the 19th century, most streets of London became lit by gas as early as 1816. 50 years later with gas fittings introduced in Houses of Parliament, the tides turned for gas lighting and town houses began outfitting central pendant gas lighting, wall brackets, and eventually, the invention of gas mantles in 1897 that could burn downwards was designed, truly bringing the ability to light up an entire room.
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