Series of Trials.I.II.III. IV. V. VI. VII.VIII.IX. X. XI. XII.XIII. XIV.XV.
Portable Apparatus.Stationary Apparatus.
Contents of boiler, in gallons3.854.18 - 4.184.184.185.75.710.010.010.010.010.010.010.0
Water added during the process - 1.54 - - - - 1.40.64.3 - - 7.41.4 - -
Temperature of water degs. Fah. - - - 725754431325446176434343104
Firing commenced with spirits of wine at hours min. - 2.129.104.30 - 10.0 - - - - - - - - -
Firing commenced with gas at hours min.1.30 - - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Firing commenced with coke at hours min. - - - - - - - 1.10 - 8.151.131.432.54 - -
Firing commenced with charcoal at hours min. - - - - - - 10.12 - 2.15 - - - - 8.4310.16
Steam generated at hours min. - 2.349.284.413.1510.1810.351.342.388.531.202.33.199.310.23
212 deg. in chamber registered by external thermometer at hours min.2.302.409.34 - - - 10.501.522.459.31.282.183.379.1210.31
212 deg. in clothes registered by electrical thermometer at hours min. - - - 5.254.1812.12 - - - - 1.55 - - - -
221 deg. in clothes registered by electrical thermometer at hours min. - - - - - - 11.512.34 - - - 3.504.2610.412.03
Highest temperature in chamber registered by external thermometer deg. - 270 250 - 324255302275293320284284302284275
Mean temperature in chamber registered by external thermometer deg.241 257239266 - 253266266284284266266284266266
Trial closed at hours, min.4.454.1011.45.454.3012.3011.512.354.3011.02.103.504.3510.1012.03
Max. therm. registered in mattress deg.262 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Max. therm. registered in overcoat deg. - 239226 - - - 223223253244226 - - - 223
Max. therm. registered in winter coat deg. - - - 232223214 - - - - - 230232223 -
Max. therm. regis'd in winter trousers deg. - 243239 - - - - - 262 - 253 - - - -
Max. therm. regis'd in summer trousers deg. - 246252 - - - - - 280 - 264 - - - -
Time required to generate steam min. - 22181115182324233872025207
Time required to generate 212 deg. in chamber min.602824 - - - 384230481535432915
Time required to generate 212 deg. in clothes min. - - - 5578132 - - - - 42 - - - -
Time required to generate 221 deg. in clothes min. - - - - - - 9985 - - - 1279281107
Total duration of process min.135 118114759015099851351055712710187107
Water evaporated, in gallons - - - 1.651.902.754.33.36.93 - - 9.24 - 3.634.84
Consumption of spirits of wine pints - - - 3.0 - 9.6 - - - - - - - - -
Consumption of gas, in cubic feet - - - - 70 - - - - - - - - - -
Consumption of cokes, in cbs - - - - - - - 6 - - 8.816.5 - - -
Consumption of charcoal, in cbs - - - - - - 8.8 - - - - - - 14.313.8

N.B. - In every case, even in the trials V. and X., in which the temperature in the disinfecting chamber rose above 320 deg. Fah., the clothes, owing to the complete saturation of the hot air with live steam, remained absolutely unimpaired.

The column "water evaporated" shows the quantity of live steam passing through the disinfecting chamber averages 13 cubic feet per minute with gas or spirits, and 22 cubic feet with charcoal or coke in the portable and 33 cubic feet in the stationary apparatus. Trials VI., VII., and VIII. took place in open air.

According to trial XII., from 28 to 30 complete suits of clothes can be disinfected at an expenditure of about 75 cbs. of coke per diem.