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Sugg gas lamp, c 1930.

Hills, Jennie

Sugg gas lamp, c 1930.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm


Three-light indoor lamp made by the Sugg Company. William Sugg had introduced the steatite burner, which utilised the low thermal conductivity and long-lasting properties of the mineral steatite (or soapstone), which could easily be machined to form gas jets. The Sugg Company also manufactured ornamental household gas fittings.

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