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Condensed Air Tramways


    FOR some weeks the North Paris Tramways Company has been trying on the line from Courbevoie to the Arc de l'Etoile a new system of locomotion, in which the motive power is compressed air. Some details of M. Mékarski's (the inventor) system are given in the Revue Scientifique. It is capable of considerable developments and of varied applications, since it has solved in a very satisfactory manner the double problem of the industrial production of air condensed to very high pressures, and of the storage of the air in reservoirs intended to discharge into a cylinder placed in any apparatus whatever, at any distance from the condensing pump.

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