Pintsch gas
Pintsch gas Pintsch gas [After Richard Pintsch, German inventor.] A kind of oil gas extensively used for lighting railroad cars, which carry it in compressed form. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Pintsch gas — was a compressed gas derived from distilled naphtha for illumination purposes during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was invented in 1851 by German inventor and manufacturer Julius Pintsch (1815 1884). Its primary use in the latter half of… …   Wikipedia

  • Pintsch gas — [pinch] n. [after R. Pintsch (1840 1919), Ger inventor of the process] a gas obtained by the destructive distillation of petroleum, formerly used for lighting …   English World dictionary

  • pintsch gas — ˈpinch noun Usage: usually capitalized P Etymology: after Julius Pintsch died 1884 German manufacturer : a compressed oil gas obtained from gas oil, consisting chiefly of hydrocarbons and hydrogen, and formerly used in lighting railroad cars and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pintsch gas — /ˈpɪntʃ gæs/ (say pinch gas) noun gas with high illuminating power made from shale oil or petroleum, once widely used in floating buoys, lighthouses, and railway carriages. {named after Richard Pintsch, 1840–1919, German inventor} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pintsch gas — /pinch/ gas with high illuminating power made from shale oil or petroleum, used in buoys, lighthouses, and railroad cars. [named after Richard Pintsch (1840 1919), German inventor] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gas Blau — El gas Blau (Alemán: Blaugas) fue la denominación original del GPL un gas artificial de iluminación constituído fundamentalmente por propano, llamado así en honor de su inventor, el químico alemán Hermann Blau de Augsburgo, quien lo sintetizó por …   Wikipedia Español

  • Julius Pintsch — Carl Friedrich Julius Pintsch (1815 1884) was a German manufacturer and inventor who is primarily known for the invention of the eponymously named Pintsch gas.Pintsch achieved success in 1847 with the invention of a gas meter that would… …   Wikipedia

  • Blau gas — ( de. Blaugas) was an artificial illuminating gas similar to propane named after its inventor, Dr. Hermann Blau of Augsburg, Germany. It was manufactured by decomposing mineral oils in retorts by heat, and compressing the resulting naphtha until… …   Wikipedia

  • oil gas — noun : gas (as blau gas or Pintsch gas) made usually by vaporizing and cracking a petroleum distillate (as a heavy oil) compare carbureted water gas, gas oil * * * oil gas, any one of various hydrocarbon gases produced by heating oil vapor and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lighthouse — For other uses, see Lighthouse (disambiguation). Speculative drawing (c. 2006) of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, on the island of Pharos …   Wikipedia

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