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Siemens's Domestic Gas Fire

Nature volume 54, page 595 | Download Citation



HAVING reference to the request, in your number of September 17, for information on this subject, it is worthy of remark that the chief feature in Sir William Siemens's invention, namely the general idea of using gas to aid the ordinary fire (instead of applying it merely to heat inert material), is capable of much simpler, cheaper, and more extensive application than it has yet met with. Some such gas-aided fires, which have answered well, will be found described in the Builder of October 26, 1889. Their only difference from the ordinary household fire consists in the introduction of a few common gas jets among the fuel, which may be either coal or coke, or, preferably, a combination of the two.

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