Entitled "Capping a Burning Oil Well," illustration depicts workers leading a crane with a cap to a petroleum fire. Explanatory text states how cap will be lowered upon the source of the petroleum leakage to extinguish the fire.
This plate is found within The Romance of Modern Chemistry, which is a layman's introduction to topics in chemistry. Includes a history of chemistry along with alchemy and the philosopher's stone; elements including organic, invisible, metals, acids, alkalies, and water; chemical changes such as fire, freezing and explosions; chemistry of the stars; food; electricity; solutions and crystals; as well as discoveries in chemistry.
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