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The Diathermacy of Flame

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I HAVE just read Mr. Ericsson's paper on “The Sun's Radiant Heat” in NATURE, October 3, p. 458, and find that he lias made some experiments on the diathermacy of flame closely resembling those which I made in 1869, and described in chap. viii. of “The Fuel of the Sun” published January 1870. Although the object qf our investigations was identical and the method of proceeding very similar, the results obtained are so contradictory that one of us must be quite wrong, and therefore I think the subject demands discussion.

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