Two Gas Jets Beneath Wire Gauze wiPower Generation, Steamth a Lit Flame

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“If a piece of wire gauze is held over an unlighted gas jet, the gas may be lighted on either side (figure 6), but the flame will not pass through the meshes. The wires conduct the heat away so rapidly that the gas on the other side does not get hot enough to ignite. This id the principal of the safety lamp, used in coal mines where inflammable gases collect. The lamp flame is surrounded by a wire gauze, and thus kept from igniting the dangerous gases outside.” Louis Derr, 1911


Derr, Louis Cyclopedia of Engineering (Chicago, IL: American Technical Society, 1911)


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