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Title Lengthening the Day: A History of Lighting Technology.
Object Name Book
Catalog Number 2005.030.0007
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Gift of Claire Lukacs.
Author Bowers, Brian
Summary Lengthening the Day: A History of Lighting Technology. By Brian Bowers. Oxford, New York, Tokyo: OUP, 1998. First American edition. 8vo hardcover, dustjacket. pp. 221, illustrated.

Mention of first electric discharge lamps to be used for practical lighting employed mercury vapor. Introduced by Peter Cooper Hewitt (sic) around 1900. (The Cooper-Hewitt Electric Company in Hoboken which developed this into fluorescent lighting was later purchased by General Electric.)
Publisher Oxford University Press
Published Place Oxford, New York, Tokyo
Published Date 1998
Copy# 1
Physical Description 8vo hardcover
Search Terms Cooper-Hewitt Electric Company
General Electric Corporation
Year Range from 1998
ISBN 0-19-856548-8
People Cooper-Hewitt, Peter
Caption front dustjacket
Imagefile 036\20050300007.JPG
Classification Invention