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    Naturevolume 134pages709710 (1934) | Download Citation



    Gas Lighting at the Royal Institution In 1834 the lecture room and adjacent parts of the Royal Institution were lighted by oil gas supplied by the Portable Gas Company. The compressed gas was delivered regularly to the Institution in metal containers, which were connected up to the pipe system. It will be remembered that in 1825 Faraday had separated the new compound bicarburet of hydrogen (benzene) by distillation of the condensed oil gas liquor which collected in the vessels used by the Company.

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