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The Armour Engineer, Vol. 3

Excerpt from The Armour Engineer, Vol. 3: The Semi-Annual Technical Publication of the Student Body of Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illionis The conservation of our fuel resources, which has become a subject of active interest in past few years, is exemplified in the history of the briquetting industry as we follow its development in Europe and later in this country. We may naturally expect to find its inception in the countries where a thrifty people have learned to husband their resources and turned to good account their poor or depleted fuel supply. A country like ours, of such wonderful natural resources and so profligate in their use, does not otter the proper stimulus to an industry which depends upon trade conditions of high prices where close profits have forced economy in the small detail of saving. Nomenclature. The name "briquet," which is now universally used for all forms of compressed fuel, was applied originally in Paris to fuel made from peat with the addition of wet clay, similar to our present day methods of making wet clay bricks. The term was later made to include all fuel made by compression without the use of a binder in contradistinction to that made from bituminous and anthracite coal with pitch or other binders. We find numerous other names used, such as "boulet," "charbon agglomcres," or "houilles agglomeres," abbreviated to "agglomeres" in France; "briquettes de charbon" in Belgium; "patent fuel" and "compressed fuel" in England; "kohlcnstcinc" or "kohlenzciglen" in Germany, applied generally to briquets made from true coals with binder: while "artificial fuel" embraced all fuel manufactured from coal, lignite, peat or other form of combustible. In America the word "briquet" has been accepted as a generic term for the product, while specific names such as "pressed fuel," "coalette" and "carhonet" are found in the trade. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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