TWO HUNDRED BELOW ZERO.
A PLAN IN PRACTICE FOR KBEPING FOOD FRESH FOU EVifiß, Who would suspect ihat tho North Pole oould be found la liegem Square ? So for as temperature la aonoerned, this has been doae, and tbo Franklin of the discovery Is Mr Loftas Perkins, of the firm of A. M, Par ulna and 00., tnglneers. A newsptpe:* represjotiiive betook himself to Regent Bqaaru the other day. Mr Perkins was Bitting with v workman, a pipe, and » oap of toa, watching the index of the machine, If joa oau o-»U it a machine, which mauufaoturei oold that makes yoar teeth ohit'er simply to hear of it "Hlxty nine degree?', «lr I Pooh 1" Bald Mlc PorklDß, as if tha'< temperature were tha beat of summer. "luatis nothing Why, we have ordered THERMOMBTKB3 TO BROIgTBK TITO HUNDRED BULOW ZiRO. Tho makers said ihore wasn't saoh a thin? m Europe. X mean to get down to 180, any way," continued the engineer. "Here's our little oo trivanoo, you Bee. There's no seoreoy about it. Here are two oylinders. '( he lower one you fill with oommon ammonm and the upper you use for water, Firat, you o jok the ammonia by lighting a fire or a gas stove, and m two or throe hoars the gas is forced up those pipes into that oold box, which Is swaddled m flannels, like a baby. There the ammonia I'qtiffi r boils a long way below zero, drawn m all tho heat of your room, and THERE'S TOUR FRO6T, You pat out your fire, which is not wanted again for the next twelve hours. The w.nderful thing ia that there is no waste. Tho pas returns through the pipes to the cylinders, and your original supply of ammonia 18 as good next year as it is to-day. After the first coat you can't spond more than a shiliiug a day for fuel, and as for ■■ttention, why, one boy can manage six of these machines, 1 here's no trouble whatever exoept lighting the fire and torning the taps " " I suppose this apparatus here is your experimental rn.aob.ine," " Yob, I must look for my 200 degrees," snid Mr Perkins, with another laugh like a phyful north wind, "Mr Harris will nho* you onr oold rooms. W« oan have hot rooms, too, for I oan heat the factory with the same maohioery. We mean to mike it a virtue to blow hot and cold with the came breath.' The cold rooms were certainly a caution. Some were matal and some were wood. &aoh bad two heavy doors of tremendous thioknsßs, and the inner door was coated with frost. Thon Mr Harris opened a sideboard whioh illustrated the advantage of having a freezing apparatus m, your dining-room. There was another compartment, pooled to 9 dog below zero, m Trhioh lay THE MORTAL BKMAINB OF MANY BIRDS stiff and itark. Then Mr Harris pointed to a wall m whioh thermometers stood at varying dielanoes to teat tho insulation. "In there," he s id, with whit seemed like a sinister look, " it is 40 dr r roes below aero. H« cV another room," said the genial oonduotor. " fou needn't be alarmed. It is only six degrees below jsero." With mnoh trepidation the heroic servant • £ the public ventured into this apartment, whioh was tibout 40ft long. THB CHEUNG WAS THICK WITH SNOW. The ttlrders looked like sultd Ice, great •labs, of whlqh, perfectly dry, were eoat'ered aronnd, 11 We had a vUltor the other day." re - marked Mr Harris, who went away and told people there was nothing m the invention, as anybody oould make a room oold by putt log io* Into ft. It never •truok him that all \,\e 100 was made u-rg, Standing b <U upright with a omiio air of we oomo wa? a gooio. as "till as a mammy. Plenty of pou t y »s hard as wood lay about Milk wsj solid In qioi, batter *■■ like bricks, loaves as tender as paylne-ltonev, M Will you have come sherry?" sad Mr Harris, producing • wine gists. The Amoniillado was fn zan. "Or perhaps yon prefer olarot," he added, holding up a plate on whioh there was an excellent vintage resembling a padding " All these birds have been here for months, and we have kept the room at this temperature since last July. Here's ▲ lOiF A MONTH OLD Take it homo, and put ie In tbe oven tomorrow. You will Bad l*. p'oseanter than fresh bre»d. fie frpit turns tha stroll to sugar." Then he win ttl*e ' ba *k to the genius of the p'aoi. who I ok*d mnro than ever like a comp mad of B ireas and Father Ohrliitmaq. 11 No d-mh' about knonlnsr ponltry fresh like »hat, ph ?'• HaM M P kins; 'When a a turkey or a ph^aswc Is rmr.ovad from ono of >\y roi'rni, It -*IH \^» tj a i t e fresh a week la»tfr, th- iijg'i It may h»Vo boon kept for mosiths You sue what my invention will enable tho poulterer to do. Whan game Is plentiful and ohetp ho oan storo It, and when it has gone dean out of oesson, Instead of having bad birds or no birds at all, he oan utll pat them on the market. If we had storod game hore last November I cjuld now bo selling It to a fine tone. " AND HOW ABOUT FIBU I" "Well, It Is fluid that fish loses Is oolor, and therefore Its marked, when It Is frcino. Bat I have kopt ooles ever so long, and found them dollolous eating, and none the woroo lo point of color. Then thore is milk-— it will remain porfeoUv good as long nu you Ilk?. Moronver, oattlo may be scut from all parts of the world without being oat up as they are now. The saving of food of all kinds by 'hJs process mast be podlgloas."
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TWO HUNDRED BELOW ZERO., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2137, 17 May 1889
TWO HUNDRED BELOW ZERO. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2137, 17 May 1889
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