K8159N A ceramic Welsbach Incandescent Gas Light Company Advertising, pen holder and writing slope
A very rare collectors item from the late 1890s. A ceramic Welsbach Incandescent Gas Light Company Advertising, pen holder and writing slope, in near mint condition ($110)
162mm x 110mm
While time has established that for convenience, safety, lighting and economic production electricity is vastly superior to gas, in the late 1890s there was fierce resistance to its widespread introduction. This was especially so by the established Gas Companies. The Welsbach Gas Light Company was involved in many court cases arguing the case for the superiority of gas over electricity for street lighting. Advertising tiles or writing slopes such as these were distributed to favoured customers to promote the Company's wares.
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