Sunday, August 11, 2013

Teddy with a lamp and George V - a postcard from Great Britain


Country: Great Britain
Place:  Wirral
Received: 06/06/2013
Distance: 1 857 km
Travelled: 26 days

A card from my friend Scriptor

Teddy with a lamp

Lamps as we know them first appeared about 72 000 years ago. Humans used shells or hollowed rocks to place tinder and animal fat to lit it. Later humans started to create lamps through pottery technology and work with metal as well. In the 1700s the central burner was created. Thereafter glass workers created a glass enclosure over the flame to keep it safe. In a decade after that the classic gas lamp was invented. In 1879 Thomas Edison created his incandescent bulb to give space for improving table lamps. In 1930s table lamps became regular in every home. 

Elizabeth II and George V

George V was the King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India from 6 May 1910 till 20 January 1936. The Parliament Act 1911 established the supremacy of the elected British House of Commons over the unelected House of Lords. In 1924 he appointed the first Labour ministry and in 1931 the Statute of Westminster recognized the dominions of the Empire as separate, independent kingdoms within the Commonwealth of Nations.


  1. I like the write-up about the lamp. :)

    Beautiful postcard!

    1. Thank you so much :) I am always receiving treasures from Scriptor ;) My collection of bears is getting bigger and bigger :)

    2. I just hope I don't over'bear'den you with them!! Oh what an awful pun.

    3. Dear John, they are all wonderful! My collection is growing bigger, and each card is unique. Have received my first maxi card today! It's from you... ;)