Review of Reviews,  5 (1892), 298–99.

The Exorcism of the Smoke Fiend; Or, How to Get Rid of the Plague of Fog




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Pollution, Invention, Engineering

    Relates how an 'enterprising Bradford manufacturer' has taken up the Review of Review's challenge to 'invent a grate that will really consume its smoke' and thereby rid London of its 'suffocating [...] fog'. Asserts that 'Not being a practical engineer [...] I cannot explain how it is done', but suggests that the 'anti-fog invention' works by 'having the chimney at the bottom of the fire instead of at the top'; 'the smoke is consumed' because the 'products of combustion must pass through the hottest parts of the fire'. (298)

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