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PUBLIC NOTICES. WAR! PATENT PORTABLE GAS VERSUS COAL GAS AND KEROSENE. The cheap and beautiful light MEN (Otherwise GRAY AND LESTER, ST. ANDREW STREET, DUNEDIN) Are Running a CHOICE ILLUMINATION, Which threatens some day to lower the quotations on Gas Shares and take the place of Kerosene Lamps, This firm have for some six years carried on business in Sydney, and having met with much success, they have Opened a Branch at the above address. The firm claim to produce a light that equals gas, and at a less cost, The light is produced by means of a lamp, the reservoir of which is supplied with gas oil, which burns with a clearness and evenness that are guarantees of its merit. The supply is regulated from one to twenty-four candle power by means of the burner, which is of the simplest construction imaginable. The main features in these gas oil lamps are: no wick, no trimming, no glasses, and freedom from the usual troubles arising from other lamps The oil is virtually a gas and can be supplied at the rate of 4s fid per gallon, 5s worth of which equals 1,000 feet of lighting power. One remarkable fact in connection with the oil is that it does not burn wood or other material if accidentally set fire to, but blazes for a four seconds and volatilises. It is a powerful purifier, and is also said to bo a valuable food preserver. The utility of these lamps, which can be supplied in qualities from the stable to the drawing room, are well suited for railway platforms, hotels, etc., giving a brilliant light, which is a great desideratum in country districts ; added to these traits, the lamp whilst lighted can be carried about with impunity. With each lamp instructions aresent, and if these ore fully attended to, there is no possible fear of danger. The firm purpose when fully in working order to provide carriages, cabs, and other vehicles with their lamps. As a recommendation, it may be mentioned that his Excellency Lord Carrington, the Governor of New South Wales, uses the oil that generates the gas in his carriage lamps, and finds it gives every satisfaction. The New Zealand Insurance Company are prepared to insure the property of any persons m the colonies using these lamps, Persons interested in the progress of this system of lighting, cannot do better than call on Gray and Lester and see the “ light ” for themselves. Full particulars on application at Office, or by Post. A liberal commission allowed to the Trade. AGENTS WANTED IN EVERY TOWN IN NEW ZEALAND. GRAY AND LESTER, St. Andrew street, Dunedin. gMI I H AND SMITH, OCTAGON. PAPERHANGINGS to suit all tastes; the Latest and most Fashionable Designs, from the best manufacturers. SMITH AND SMITH, Octagon. PAPBRHANGINGS.-100,000Pieces to choose from, fid per piece and upwards. SMITH AND SMITH, Octagon. PAPERHANGINGS.—A very large stock of Sanitary (washable goods), which are everlasting wear. SMITH AND SMITH, Octagon. FLOCK PAPERS (various colors) for Church Decorations and other purposes, SMITH AND SMITH, Octagon. MIRRORS (all sizes) for Drawing rooms, Bedrooms, Saloons, Shops, etc., etc.; artistically framed, at low cost. SMITH AND SMITH, Octagon. GENUINE WHITE LEAD, Linseed Oils, Turpentine Varnish, Canvas, Tacks, Tape, etc, etc. SMITH AND SMITH, Octagon, GLASS SHADES (all sizes)-Round, Square, and Oval (white glass), with Ebonised Stands, complete. SMITH AND SMITH, Octagon. CENTRE FLOWERS (Papier Mache) for Ventilating Ceilings; 60 patterns to choose from. SMITH AND SMITH, Octagon. PICTURE MOULDINGS.-A Large Variety from Is per length. SMITH AND SMITH, Octagon. ARTISTS’ OIL COLORS.—Single Tubes, 3d: Double Tubes, fid; and all kinds of Artists’ Materials equally cheap. SMITH AND SMITH, Octagon. ST. GEORGE JAM.—Selected Fruit and Beat Sugar, All Grocers. / r

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 5, Evening Star, Issue 7912, 21 May 1889

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 5 Evening Star, Issue 7912, 21 May 1889