Truax, Green & Co.
From The American Microscopical Monthly, April 1897
This apparatus shown in the illustration has been designed by C. Truax, Green & Co., for the safe, convenient and economic production of formaldehyde by the oxydation of methyl alcohol. Methyl alcohol is made from wood and is much preferred to sulphur for disinfecting purposes. It will penetrate bedding, furniture and clothing, thoroughly disinfecting them without discoloration. This lamp is simple of construction, compactly made, and requires no fine manipulation to secure the desired result. A room having 2500 cubic feet capacity may be thoroughly disinfected by this generator without any previous preparation by one filling of the reservoir.
Formaldehyde in its gaseous form has the properties of ready diffusibility and great power of penetration. It may also be used in connection with a sterilizer constructed for the purpose of sterilizing surgical instruments and dressings. - Journal of Am. Med. Assoc.
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