In the late 1800s, A Scottish chemist named James Young invented the process that extracted Paraffin from coal.
Paraffin was the first safe, affordable fuel that people could use for light. Before Paraffin, light after dark was a luxury reserved for the rich.
For the first time, Paraffin gave people the light they needed for studying, socialising, collaborating and inventing.
Pam Hamilton, Founder, is James Young’s 4 x great granddaughter