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    Gas Light

    For the pure joy of seeing back in time I came across some very old paper recently. I imagine this "gaslight paper" was used prior to electricity.

    Anyways I figured you guys and girls would enjoy the old designs and throwback to an earlier time as much as I.
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    Re: Gas Light

    Open it and use it

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    Re: Gas Light

    I plan to try a few. Although maybe I'm being too precious, but feel like they belong in a museum.

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    Re: Gas Light

    Quote Originally Posted by LeeSimmons View Post
    I plan to try a few. Although maybe I'm being too precious, but feel like they belong in a museum.
    Etsy has plenty of old stuff like it

    They even sell the empty boxes

    Have fun NOW

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    Re: Gas Light

    Quote Originally Posted by LeeSimmons View Post
    ... feel like they belong in a museum.
    But the museum would have to display the paper itself in the dark.
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    Re: Gas Light

    Must have been a gas light like an old Coleman lantern.
    ...Dilettante! Who you calling a Dilettante?

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    Re: Gas Light

    Gas lights that ran on 'city gas' were very similar to old Coleman lanterns.

    https://williamsugghistory.co.uk/lig...-with-mantles/

    My firm designed a low-cost propane lantern for Coleman back in the late 80's. Quite a change from our usual fare of medical equipment, electronics, photonics and software.
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    Re: Gas Light

    Quote Originally Posted by nolindan View Post
    Gas lights that ran on 'city gas' were very similar to old Coleman lanterns.

    https://williamsugghistory.co.uk/lig...-with-mantles/

    My firm designed a low-cost propane lantern for Coleman back in the late 80's. Quite a change from our usual fare of medical equipment, electronics, photonics and software.
    I recently bought so a beautiful old gas lighting system.

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    Re: Gas Light

    I have always thought Coleman White Gas 2 burner Lamps were way too bright and noisy

    I have the tiny one burner Coleman Lamp always ready

    It is also too bright

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