This new heating apparatus consists of a cast iron box, E, provided with an inclined cover, F, into which are fixed 100 copper tubes that are arranged in several lines, and form a semi-cylindrical heating surface. The box, E, is divided into two compartments (Fig. 5), so that the air and gas may enter simultaneously either one or both of the compartments, according to the quantity of heat it is desired to have. Regulation is effected by means of the keys, G and G', which open the gas conduits of the solid and movable disk, H, which serves as a regulator for distributing air through the two compartments. This disk revolves by hand and may be closed or opened by means of a screw to which it is fixed.
Beneath the tubes that serve to burn the mixture of air and gas, there is placed a metallic gauze, I, the object of which is to prevent the flames from entering the fire place box. These tubes traverse a sheet iron piece, J, which forms the surface of the fire place, and are covered with a layer of asbestos filaments that serve to increase the calorific power of the apparatus.
GOMEZ'S APPARATUS FOR HEATING BY GAS.
FIG. 1.--Front View. Scale of 0.25 to 1. FIG.
2.--Section through AB. FIG.3.--Plan View. FIG. 4.--Section through CD.
FIG. 5.--Transverse Section through the Fireplace. Scale of 0.50 to 1.
The cast iron box, E, is inclosed within a base of refractory clay, L, which is surmounted by a reflector, M, of the same material, that is designed to concentrate the heat and increase its radiation. This reflector terminates above in a dome, in whose center is placed a refractory clay box. This latter, which is round, is provided in the center with a cylinder that is closed above. The box contains a large number of apertures, which give passage to the products of combustion carried along by the hot air. The carbonic acid which such products contain is absorbed by a layer of quick-lime that has previously been introduced into the box, N.
This heating apparatus, which is inclosed within a cast iron casing similar to that of an ordinary gas stove, is employed without a chimney, thus permitting of its being placed against the wall or at any other point whatever in the room to be heated.--Annales Industrielles.