Music too strong for petroleum
of , in Belgium
, contains a strange account of some experiments, which it affirms have taken place in that town, to show the effect produced by music on petroleum oil lamps.
That journal asserts that they are at once extinguished by a certain note bounded on a brass instrument. "During a quarter," it says, ‘"three or four lamps placed in different parts of the room went out simultaneously, and M. Duhem
at the Brussels Conservatoire
of Music, extinguished eight lamps successfully by the sound of a trumpet."’