\pˈakwɪlˌɪnz kˈɔːtəɹi], \pˈakwɪlˌɪnz kˈɔːtəɹi], \p_ˈa_k_w_ɪ_l_ˌɪ_n_z k_ˈɔː_t_ə_ɹ_i]\
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
The so-called thermoc.; an apparatus founded on the property possessed by platinum, when heated red hot, of remaining incandescent as long as the vapor of a hydrocarbon is projected upon it. A hollow piece of platinum, varying in shape according to the purpose in view, is attached to a tube connected with a reservoir of benzin, the vapor of which is pumped into the hollow of the piece of platinum by means of a hand bulb.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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- city in southeastern Congo near the border with Zambia; a copper mining center; former name (until 1966) was Elisabethville