Holly Perkowski March 30, 2017 Period:6 Gas Lanterns ( What is your…
Holly Perkowski March 30, 2017 Period:6
What is your artifact(product)?
My product is a gas lantern.
What is the purpose of your artifact?
4.The purpose of a gas lantern is for it to supply bright light, efficient light while protecting its' content from wind and rain.
Who was the original inventor(who owns the patent) and when was your product invented?
The original inventor was William Murdoch who invented the gas lantern in 1792.
7.How was it used when originally invented? How is it used today?
It was used by coal gas to give to peoples houses when it was originally invented. It is used today by how people use the lighting in the darkness when people go camping
5.What are some innovations that this product has undergone since its original invention? (include the date of the innovation, at least 5)
A fourth innovation was the Carcel lamp which was an efficient light source in the 19th century
Finally, the fifth innovation is the gas mantle(also gas lantern) which is used for camping today.
One innovation is that gas lanterns used to be made by a hollow rock, or shell filled with moss then soaked in animal fat
A second innovation was oil lamps which were believed by rubbing and would summon a genie dwelling in it
A third innovation was a candle which was imbedded in wax
Which areas of technology best classifies the artifact?
g.Energy and power
How has this product impacted society in a positive way?
It has given society a great light source to use which is great because we don't have to use candles like most people had to back then. Without gas lanterns we wouldn't have greater light sources like chandeliers, or lamps.
How has this product impacted society in a negative way?
One negative factor is that gas lanterns(any type of gas lighting)can be used as an abusive tactic, and can cause to have a catastrophic effect on a person's psychological health.
If you had the ability to change this product in any way, what would you change?
I would change it to where it can still give off light but not much heat because humans still use it to abuse and it should not give off to much heat but still light.