Publication: The Commoner and Glassworker
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Looking Up the Fuel Question.
E. B. Ball and Ralph Hemingray, the glass manufacturers, have gone to Middletown, Tenn., where they will examine a new method of manufacturing gas says the Muncie (Ind.) Times. The new process is said to produce a gas much cleaner than that of the older processes and this is its special recommendation. For some time the one fault of artificial gas in glass manufacture is that it has been very dirty. At this time neither of the two men have any idea of installing a gas plant to supply their factory, but they are taking precautions against the failure of natural gas.
Manufacturers in this vicinity are sinking new gas wells to supply factories during the coming winter. Gas already is showing up weak in some places. Coal will be kept in reserve by several factory owners and producer gas is a probability of the near future.