Safeguarding the Oil Burner
The use of oil as a fuel, forced partly by the high cost of coal and partly by natural progress and improvement, has moved on from the industrial field to that of the home and fireside. In other words, oil burning as an aid in domestic housekeeping has become an established fact.
With the increase of the use of oil for this purpose, several hazards have arisen to vex the fire chief. Careless installation, ignorance of the properties of the fuel and of the apparatus which regulates its use and other matters enter into this problem.
The practical treatise on the subject, published on page 637 of this week’s issue will no doubt afford much valuable information to fire chiefs and others interested in the subject. It is well worth while the study.