gas selling at about $8.00/Mcf.
Beginning of nuisance and damage legal suits over management of gas plant
patent to Michael Donovan for method of enriching candle power of gas. Britain
reports 200 town gas plants. James Sharp demonstrates gas cooking of food,
England. Gas lighting available at Manhattan, NY City, NY.
Lowe (UK) invents the through-retort, a coal-gas retort with charging door
and discharge door; 20 ft total length and sharing heat at the former dead-end
space; charge raised to 600 lbs. and heating fuel lowered to 400 lbs. British
Lighting and Washing Act, forbade discharge of gas works liquors
street lighting debuts at Philadelphia, PA. Belgian Jobard suggests water
(blue) gas and Frenchman Sellique develops it for Paris Gas Co. George Lowe,
South Metropolitan Gas Company, London, tries blue gas, but was rejected.
Alexandre Happey receives UK patent for coal tarring of macadam roads; First
applied at Cheltenham, UK. Gas lighting company established at New Orleans,
LA. French begin to distill coal and oil shale to manufacture kerosene for
V. Merick, a founder of Philadelphia Acad. Sciences, sent by City to London
gas-making technologies; Promoted strongly by owners of regional anthracite
Hutchinsonpatents the telescopic gas holder (England).
Barnes patents his interior-space gas heater (UK).
use of gas meters for residential customers
Faber du Faur first uses blast-furnace gas for heating blast furnaces at
a German iron works.
retort coke oven with gas recovery; Installed by Wm. Firestone at Mary Ann
American House becomes first Boston, MA, hotel with gas lights; as homes
of nearby wealthy.
constructs first City-owned gas works in America; Remains a scandal for
economic depression in America. First gas company chartered at St. Louis,
Missouri; Operated as bank for 10 years before making gas.
Bethell (UK) patents use of coal-tar creosote on railway sleepers on Stockton-Darlington
RR, opened in 1825; Also applies as preservative to mine timbers.
Brothers, Edmond, and M., invent their famous P&A gas equipment and
manual on gas manufacturing (Die Beeuchtung mit Gas aus Stein- und Brunkolen,
Oel, Fett Mineralichten und Gegetabilifchen).
Bischof invents the first gas producer, Germany.