Punch,  22 (1852), 75.

Chemistry of the House of Commons

Rising Ten


Letter, Spoof


Technology, Invention, Light, Public Health, Government, Chemistry, Education

    Responds to the solution suggested by Edward A Seymour (Lord Seymour) to the presence of 'the products of combustion of lights' in the House of Commons. Points out that Seymour's solution, replacing gas lamps with wax candles, would not solve the problem. Suggests that Seymour ask his father to take him to the Royal Institution to 'learn all about combustion and its products'.

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