In 1853, Ignatius Lukasevich and Jan Zeh, assistants at the Lviv pharmacies Under the Golden Star owned by Peter Mikolyash, developed a technique for the distillation and purification of oil. They received an Austrian patent and opened their own production facility. With the assistance of tinsmith Adam Bratkowski, the same year they created a model for a gas lamp, which subsequently was used to illuminate closed spaces in the whole world.

Kateryna Hirych

Project categories: 50 inventions bestowed by Ukraine to the world


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