Punch,  55 (1868), 244.

Fuel Saved by Felt





Energy, Economic Geology, Political Economy, Nutrition, Futurism, Domestic Economy

    Begins by noting that William S Jevons and other men of science 'differ in their estimates of the time which we shall take in using up all our coal, at our present rate of consumption', and the difficulty of economising on this natural resource. Suggests that one way to conserve coal is to follow a Norwegian method of cooking meat in a saucepan lined with insulating felt—a technique that significantly reduces the time during which the meat has to be in boiling water and thus cuts down the heat consumption. Concludes by upholding other virtues of the invention.

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