Report of the Evidence and Other Matter Presented Before a Joint Committee of the City Council of Boston Upon the Subject of Gas

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Side 46 - And if, by reason of such false return or certificate, wilfully made by the mayor and aldermen of any city, or the selectmen of any town, or...
Side 22 - State, to or for the use of any person or persons, and when found to be or made correct, to seal, stamp or mark all such meters, and each of them, with some suitable device; such device shall be recorded in the office of the secretary of state.
Side 78 - The quality of the common gas supplied by any gas company shall be, with respect to its illuminating power at a distance as near as may be of one thousand yards from the works, such as to produce from an Argand burner having fifteen holes and a seven-inch chimney, consuming five cubic feet of gas an hour, a light equal in intensity to the light produced by not less than twelve sperm candles of...
Side 78 - ... grains an hour, and the quality of cannel gas supplied by any gas company shall, with respect to its illuminating power at the distance aforesaid, be such as to produce from a batswing or fishtail burner, consuming five feet of gas per hour, a light equal in intensity to twenty such sperm...
Side 22 - Each commission shall appoint inspectors of gas meters whose duty it shall be when required by the commission to inspect, examine, prove and ascertain the accuracy of any and all gas meters used or intended to be used for measuring or ascertaining the quantity of...
Side 74 - Act, on being required by him so to do. 40. No company shall advance the price of gas above the rate taken by such company on the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty, whenever such rate is at or above four shillings and sixpence per one thousand cubic feet, unless there has been such increase in the cost of gas, or any other circumstances affecting the company, as will warrant such advance: Provided always, that before raising the gas rate in any district the gas company supplying...
Side 42 - Argand burner, having fifteen holes, and a 7 in. chimney, consuming 5 cubic feet of gas an hour, a light equal in intensity to the light produced by not less than twelve sperm candles of six to the pound, each burning 120 grains an hour...
Side 78 - ... such sperm candles ; and each such gas shall, with respect to its purity, be so far free from ammonia and sulphuretted hydrogen that it shall not discolour either turmeric paper or paper imbued with acetate or carbonate of lead, when those tests are exposed to a current of gas issuing for one minute under a pressure of five-tenths of an inch of water...
Side 41 - State which has a minimum of less than twelve candles, — that is, a burner consuming five cubic feet per hour shall give a light, as measured by the...
Side 1 - Printing, which shall consist of two on the part of the Board of Aldermen, and three on the part of the Common Council...

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