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Glossary Results for Word "Oil Gas Lighting"

Oil Gas Lighting System of lighting used for passenger carriages from 1885 onwards, involving oil (or in a few cases coal) gas stored under pressure in cylinders under the carriage. Originally the burners were simple flat flames, but gas lighting was improved by the invention of the incandescent mantle and inverted burner in 1906. For safety reasons gas lighting was abandoned after 1913, and many existing coaches were later converted to electric lighting.