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Before There Was Electricity

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Catalog Information

Title
Before There Was Electricity
Accession Number
2017.031.0024
Type
Artifact
Gift of
Philip L Mandolare
Collection Title
Clarendon Artifacts
Collection Description
Artifacts found in Clarendon
Format Description
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Search Engine Type
Thing

This is a J.B.Colt acetylene gas generator found in Clarendon.  Before there was electricity they were used  to generate gas for cooking and lighting.  The fuel was carbide and water.  The J.B.Colt Company produced lamps and acetylene products.  They were based in New York City and in operation from 1891 to 1911.