Review of Reviews,  6 (1892), 571.

How to Get Rid of London Fog




Publications abstracted:

National Review

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Pollution, Invention, Antiseptics, Railways

Publications cited:

Hartnett 1892

    Although 'still satisfied with the range which Messrs. Leggott put in my house' [see RR1/5/3/12], the 'fog fiend' that has afflicted the capital 'is not going to be driven out by only one method of attack'. Suggests that John J Hartnett's 'antiseptic drying air treatment of consumption' can also be 'utilised for the purpose of filtering the atmosphere in public buildings. It operates on the principle of a fan with a small electric motor. Its inventor is sanguine that, by its use, he will be able to make the air of the Underground Railway perfectly fresh and sweet'.

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