The Gas Chandelier Period began in the 1850's and
followed the use of fluids (e.g. kerosene, oil) to
power chandeliers. Gas was manufactured from coal.
This was an improvement from a safety point of view
because fluids would tend to flow and drip to cause
A typical gas chandelier (e.g. 3 arm gas chandelier)
would have 3 arms with bowl shades on the end of the
arms housing a gas flame that would light the room .
The wattage output from gas chandeliers was fairly low.