Punch,  9 (1845), 83.

The Ventilation of the Houses



News-Commentary, Drollery


Public Health, Heat, Engineering, Government

    Responds to David B Reid's experiments on the ventilation of the Houses of Parliament and his recommendation that the buildings should be subjected to a succession of blasts of air at various temperatures. Observes that the new heating system leaves members' feet cooking 'like potatoes over a steaming apparatus' and their heads freezing. Complains that while the system can be adjusted to suit one member's requirements, this setting may not suit others.

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