National Affairs: Briquets

The Bureau of Mines issued a bulletin on substitute fuels—coke, low volatile bituminous coal, oil, briquets.—The oil fuel installation is rather expensive and briquets are not generally obtainable in great quantity, but the Bureau asserted that, although the technique of firing is somewhat different, coke and low volatile bituminous coal can be burned successfully and efficiently in anthracite furnaces. Francis R. Wadleigh, Federal Fuel Distributor, held in Manhattan a meeting with State Governors and other representatives of the anthracite-using states. Resolutions were passed pledging state cooperation with the Federal Fuel Administration. The...

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