A Practical Treatise on Coal Petroleum and Other Distilled Oils

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Baillière brothers, 1861 - 134 pages

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Page 134 - Cyclopaedia of Practical Receipts, And Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades, including Medicine, Pharmacy, and Domestic Economy. Designed as a Comprehensive Supplement to the Pharmacopoeia, and General Book of Reference for the Manufacturer, Tradesman, Amateur, and Heads of Families. Sixth edition.
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Page 14 - ... plants flourished before their downfall and inhumation, or submersion. The changes that have taken place in the original plants during their passage from woody fibre into coal are ascribed to the evolution of a part of their carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, as there is less of those elements in the coal than in wood.
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Page 22 - Albert coal, so-called, is extremely brilliant, breaks with a conchoidal fracture, does not soil the fingers, and is strongly electric. It melts, and drops in the flame of a candle, and dissolves in naphtha and other solvents, forming a varnish. It has all the essential properties of asphaltum, while it is void of those which constitute true coal. Like the mineral of Torbane Hill, it has been the subject of disputes and lawsuits, the total cost of which has exceeded $30,000.
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Page 20 - Elementary Principles of, in its Construction and Working. Illustrated by numerous Examples of Modern Machinery for different Branches of Manufacture. By CD ABEL, CE is. 6d. 15. ATLAS OF PLATES. Illustrating the above Treatise. By CD ABEL, CE 7s. 6d. 125. THE COMBUSTION OF COAL AND THE PREVENTION OF SMOKE, Chemically and Practically Considered.
Page 26 - The surface of the bitumen is occupied by small ponds of water — clear and transparent, in which there are several kinds of beautiful fishes. The sea, near the shore, sends up considerable quantities of naphtha from submarine springs, and the water is often covered with oil, which reflects the colors of the rainbow.

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