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Nature volume 100, pages 318319 (20 December 1917) | Download Citation



LEEDS.—At the meeting of the council of the University, held on November 21, the following extract from Prof. Cobb's annual report as Livesey professor and head of the Department of Coal-gas and Fuel Industries was read:—“A valuable donation of carbonising, washing, and purifying plant has been promised, which, in the near future, should prove of very great service to the department and the gas industry; but the erection of the plant must await the conclusion of the war. When installed, this plant is intended to serve as a connecting link between the apparatus of the laboratory and plant on the full working scale. It should allow of the production of any quality of coal-gas and water-gas required for experimental purposes, and will, moreover, from the possibility of exact control and ready modification of its parts, allow studies to be made on the influence of varying conditions of operation which it is hoped will be of a high order of usefulness, both for training and research. For this gift the University is indebted to the generosity of Mr. Henry Woodall, jun., who expresses himself, in a letter of June 8, 1917, as happy to provide and erect the plant, free of cost, to the University in memory of my late father and partner, whose interest in the University was very deep and sincere.” The council accepted the offer with great pleasure, and expressed its most sincere thanks to Mr, Woodall for his generous gift.

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