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Kerosene patented in the United States

United States of America, 1857, zoomable map
Canadian doctor Abraham Gesner patented in the United States his 1846 development of extracting coal oil for lamps. Gesner set up the North American Kerosene Gaslight Company of Newton Creek on Long Island, New York. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 464.
Kendall Beaton, “Dr. Gesner’s Kerosene: The start of American Oil Refining,” Business History Rev. XXIX (1955): 28–53.


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