Bucharest, Romania's capital - The first city in the world illuminated with kerosene! Video

23 Dec 2015

Bucharest was the first city in the world illuminated with kerosene in 1857.

 


Bucureşti, primul oraş iluminat cu petrol lampant

 

 


Iluminare petrol

 

 

The idea belonged to the pharmacist Adolf Steege, and the concession was attributed to Theodore M. Mehedinteanu.

 

Also in 1857, in Rafov, near Ploiesti, it was opened the first industrial refinery and Romanian oil became the first combustible entered in commercial circuite.

 

In 1871, Bucharest had street lighting on air gas before Berlin or Paris.

 


 

 

Bucharest was the first city in the world illuminated with kerosene!

 


 

 

We invite you to see bellow a short video with pictures from that period of time!

 

Translated and arranged after a report made by Daniel Roxin. www.romania-redescoperita.ro

Source:  http://www.cunoastelumea.ro/bucurestiul-primul-oras-din-lume-iluminat-cu-gaz-lampant/

 

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