Leadership

VOLATILE OILS.

Issue 25 and Volume 6.

VOLATILE OILS. MISCELLANY. The insurance men of Chicago are making strenuous efforts to have the use of gasoline and kindred products of petroleum suppressed. The newspapers have daily contained notices to property-owners warning them against the use of the inflammable stuff, and informing them that insurance policies have a clause to the effect that losses will not be paid when it is known that oils of this class have been used on the premises. Sup rintendent Bullwinkle, of the Fire Patrol, has received the following in reply to inquiries made : CHICAGO, November 6, 1880. CAPT. B. B. BULL WINKLE, Superintendent of the Fire Insurance Patrol: DEAR SIR : fn response to your inquiries on the 5th inst., 1 would say that naptha, benzine (often known also as benzole), gasoline, and other kindred subs’ances ate all products of petroleum, and, chemically considered, must be regard d as mineral oils or…

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