The Deadly Lamp
Henry C Marillier New Review
Accidents, Industrial Chemistry, Invention
Discusses the alarming number of exploding oil-lamps, and notes that there is 'a good man in Newcastle who has invented a powder, which he maintains will render the oil absolutely non-explosive. He sent me the powder a long time ago to be tested, but I have not yet had time to attend to it. It would be interesting to know how far inventors have succeeded in rendering this useful illuminant free from danger'.
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