Some Information Concerning Gas Lights by Thomas CooperSome Information Concerning Gas Lights by Thomas Cooper

Some Information Concerning Gas Lights

byThomas Cooper

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816. Excerpt: ... MINUTES OF EVIDENCE THE COMMITTEE, TO WHOM THE BILL TO INCORPORATE CERTAIN PERSONS FOR PROCURING COKE, OIL, TAR, PITCH, ASPHALTUM, AMMONIACAL LIQUOR, ESSENTIAL OIL, AND INFLAMMABLE AIR, FROM COAL; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; WAS COMMITTED. The petition of Mr. Murdock, was read, v Agent for the petitioner, Mr. James Weston. Counsel for the bill, Messrs. Warren and Harrison..Counsel for the petition, Mr. Brougham, Mr. Accum called and examined by Mr. Harrison counsel for the bill. I Believe you are a chymist, and have been for some periments on the consumption of coal?--I have. State to the committee the process by which coal is decomposed, and the products that are derived from that decomposition.--The coal is submitted to close vessels to the action of the heat of ignition, and by that process these products are obtained.' Will you state the products you allude to?--The products are inflammable gas, tar, pitch, essential oil, and an ammoniacal liquor, and in the distillatory vessel remains behind the well-known substance, coke. What quantity of coke is produced in proportion to the coal used?--It may be made to increase to double the bulk of the coal. G f What is the quantity of coke produced by the decomposition of a chaldron of coals, according to Mr. Winsor's process?--One chaldron of coal will produce one chaldron and three quarters of coke. Are you speaking of relative-quantities by measure?--I am. Have you made experiments on the coke produced in one of Mr. Winsor's stoves?--I have made them repeatedly. State to the committee the result of those experiments.--With regard to the coke, I have compared it with other combustible matters usually employed; I have compared it with coal, and from those experiments I have reason to state that the quantity of hea...
Title:Some Information Concerning Gas LightsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217994806

ISBN - 13:9780217994804