Entitled "A Chemical Fire-Engine," photographic reproduction depicts firemen standing on a chemical fire engine truck. The caption states how a carbonate acid mixture results in carbon dioxide, which provides water pressure for the fire truck. The carbonate solution is seen underneath the driver's seat.
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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