Patent Model - Preparing Illuminating Gases

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Stephen White, Patentee
Production date
Jan 22 1850
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Wood, iron, steel, cloth
19 x 25 x 18" (48.3 x 63.5 x 45.7cm)
White's "improvements in the manufacture of gas for illumination and in apparatus employed therein consists first in decomposing water by bringing it into contact... with charcoal coke or anthracite coal and small thin plates of iron or small pieces of iron turnings or iron wires at a high temperature..." (Patent Number 7,043)
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