New System of Lighting.
The invention of Mr W. J. Norton is likely to be'a dangerous rival of the electric light (says the Court Journal), He has invented what.is alleged to be the cheapest light ever known, and yet " a light as intense and as accurate m its' illumination of colours as the sun a| .noonday." It is claimed that a 500----candle-power light of the kind m question can be ran at the nominal cost of halfpenny an hour. The light m question is essentially a chemical discovery rather than a mechanical idea, and consists of a peculiar tape, which is fed by a simple clockwork. While it is peculiarly adapted to street or other stationary purposes of illumination, yet it is said to be also applicable to portable or hand lamps ; and "m point of intensity it is not surpassed by electricity; its light is much softer and far easier to the eyes. It feeds itself,* requires neither pipes, wires, nor other connections, and m size may be produced from 300 to 700 candle power. It is absolutely non-explosive, emits no smoke or objectionable vapour, is applicable to any purpose, and can be handled with equal safety by a child as by an adult.
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New System of Lighting., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2549, 21 October 1890
New System of Lighting. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2549, 21 October 1890
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