Moderator Lamps,Direct from the Manufacturer at Paris, Imported by Samuel Hickson & Son, 72, Wellbeck Street, London.
Letterpress broadside, manufacturer's promotional flyer/handbill for 'moderator' lamps. Sheet 255 x 160mm, 10 x 6¼".
Includes directions for use. Vegetable oil gave a clear, smokeless, odourless flame, but was too heavy to move easily to the lamp's wick. The importer advertises lamps fitted with a mechanism that forced oil up to the wick. Such 'moderator' lamps were the latest fashionable interior furnishings from France.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16530] £80.00