Gas light fitting

Towns began to use gas lights for streets and large buildings during the early 1800s, and by the 1860s they were becoming popular in homes. The light consisted of a tube with a tap for switching the gas on and off, and a burner shielded from direct view by a shade. Some burners also had a glass tube or chimney, around which a larger decorative shade of glass or silk could be placed.    This gas light fitting features a screw mechanism on the end for securing a mantle and light shade. It has a turning key valve towards the end for regulating the gas flow.
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length 274mm
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metal, copper alloy
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