Science: Cheap Light

European smokers last week attentively read press despatches announcing that the German dye trust had developed a combustible called bonalin for lighters. Bonalin, said the news, would not smoke, smell or explode. The new fuel comes in a tube, like toothpaste. When squeezed into the lighter it becomes a clear combustible liquid.

Similar fuels have been sold in U. S. for more than a year, have not been wholly successful because they are too easily affected by temperature. The advent of bonalin has more significance in Europe than in the U. S. Because of...

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