Publication: The Commoner and Glassworker
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Watching the Experiments.
Glass manufacturers throughout the Indiana gas belt are watching with great interest the results of producer gas plants which have been installed in the plants of Ball Bros., the Charles Boldt Glass Co., and the Hemingray Glass Co., of Muncie. While less than 5 per cent of the large manufacturing concerns of the gas belt have put in gas producers, about 80 per cent of them are investigating the matter, says the Muncie Star.
It is realized by managers of the great manufacturing firms in the counties of Grant, Madison, and Delaware that dependence may no longer be place on the supply of natural gas, and in consequence another kind of fuel is essential and must be had at once in view of the continued cold weather.
The largest and best gas producer is being put in by Ball Bros. It is lower than is charged other places. The lighting company will furnish the meters and will charge a rate of 10 cents per 1,000 watts. A small sized incandescent lamp burns 56 watts and hour. If lights are allowed to burn continuously this will be a large advance from 50 cents a month, the present rate.