d for the sulphur, into which the match was dipped before tipping with the more inflammable compound.
Light′ing gas by E-lec-trici-ty.
A means of lighting gas by developing a spark or producing a red heat in a platinum coil at the jet of issuing gas.
It is used in situations difficult of access, such as the rotunda, dome, and tholus of the Capitol at Washington, and the Senate and House of Representatives, whose gas-burners are above the glass ceilings in a chamber below the roof.
Gardiner's apparatus, used in the dome and tholus, was the subject of a report by a commission consisting of Messrs. Shaffner, Pike, and Knight.
From the report the following is extracted: —
The gas-pipe connections consist of circles of burners at 45, 80, and 165 feet from the floor of the rotunda, and are furnished with 300, 325, and 425 burners respectively.
In addition to these, a cluster of 90 burners is placed in the tholus at a hight of 264 feet from the floor, and, being 60 feet ab