Tuesday 6 April 2010

The Bright Story Of The Streetlight: Setting The World Alight

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By the end of the 17th century the situation in England had improved little. In London only one of every 10 houses was lit by an oil lamp. In most places streetlights were not used at all. In the United States, the main streets of New York and other cities were lit by lamps of whale oil tacked up on posts.

The Bright Story of the Streetlight.

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