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A New form of Sensitive Flame

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MR. PHILIP BARRY, of Cork, has sent the following account of a new and very beautiful sensitive flame to Prof. Tyndall:—“It is in my experience the most sensitive of all sensitive flames, though from its smaller size is not so striking as your vowel flame. It possesses the advantage that the ordinary pressure in the gas mains is quite sufficient to develop it. The method of producing it consists in igniting the gas (ordinary coal gas) not at the burner but some inches above it, by interposing between the burner and the flame a piece of wire gauze.

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