January 17, 2001 |
Fourteen workers suffered respiratory injuries yesterday when a cylinder of highly flammable and toxic hydrogen selenide gas ruptured at the Solkatronic Chemicals plant, spewing about 160 pounds of the colorless gas into the air. All 14 workers were hospitalized overnight for observation, company officials said. They were among 20 workers in the plant manufacturing area when the cylinder ruptured. The victims were employees and on-site contractors at Solkatronic Chemicals, which is in an industrial park on Philadelphia Avenue.
November 14, 1987 |
For years, one of the best-known dealers at Renningers, that mecca of collectibles in Adamstown, was Dave Houser - for his inventory if not for his name. Houser was a nationally ranked collector of cylinder phonographs, although he had other interests. He had liquidated most of his phonograph collection before his death two months ago, but many of his other collections remained intact, and they will be sold in the coming week at a two-day auction at Blum's auction company in Pottsville.
March 18, 1988 |
An explosion and fire at a chemical testing plant early yesterday killed three men and seriously injured a fourth, and officials said they were focusing their investigation on a cylinder of possibly unstable gas. The blast occurred at 1:51 a.m. at the Gollob Analytical Services plant, sending a plume of dense smoke above a light industrial area of this Union County community, said police Chief Ralph M. Del Duca. Three badly burned workers were confirmed dead at the scene, according to Officer David Bogert.
June 7, 1996 |
It took a Bucks County hazardous-materials team more than eight hours to contain a cylinder found to be leaking hydrochloric acid fumes at the back of a Stovers Mills Road home and neutralize its contents. Authorities were called to the property shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday by the homeowner, who spotted fumes rising about 100 feet at the back of the home. Mark Showmaker, Bucks County's hazardous-materials coordinator, said that upon arrival, the Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT)
April 6, 1997 |
There they were yesterday, more than a dozen old tractors - one behind the other like elephants at a circus parade - plowing a farmer's field in southern Chester County. Just for a day of play. "We have a lot of fun, just playing with [the tractors]," said Dave Regester, 55, of West Grove, before his tractor set out after the pack. "Boys and their toys. " What do you do when you're no longer a full-time farmer and you still have an old John Deere two-cylinder out in the barn?
August 30, 2010 |
To some, the inert green and yellow torpedo shell found in Port Richmond Friday and later destroyed by police was a piece of metal that would have made a handsome cash reward for a lucky son-of-a-gun who could lug the object to the nearest junkyard. But to Ron Reeves it conjured up fond memories of his time at the Naval Shipyard. "Too bad, a piece of history was destroyed by those who are ignorant without trying to find out what it was," he said. Reeves, of Oaklyn, N.J., contacted the Daily News to identify the hollow, 19.4-foot-long, half-ton cylinder that police destroyed last week as a U.S. Navy Mark-14 practice round, a standard World War II submarine-launched torpedo.
August 5, 1986 |
As some residents of Palmyra tell it, the Burlington County community has at least three claims to fame - the Tacomy-Palmyra Bridge, the Palmyra String Band and Armotek Industries Inc. Armotek? You may not recognize the name, but this supplier of services to the graphic-arts industry has touched your life. Take the recent series of four-color commemorative stamps that the postal service issued on Duke Ellington, Jerome Keren, the Arctic Explorer and the China Clipper, among others.
February 5, 1988 |
I have a set of the Yellow Book magazine, published in England quarterly, 1894 to 1897. Could you please tell me the value of the set of 13 books? If in very good condition, in their original yellow cloth bindings, your 13 volume set of the Yellow Book is worth $750 to $1,000 retail. If in just good condition, it's worth $400 to $750, according to Philadelphia rare book dealer David Holmes. The Yellow Book was an important literary periodical in England in the 1890s. Published by Elkin Mathews and John Lane and edited by Henry Harland, an American living in London, it popularized many writers.
March 27, 2013 |
Holy Hogwarts! Scientists are one step closer to creating a real version of Harry Potter's Cloak of Invisibility. A team of physicists announced Monday they had successfully hidden a seven-inch cylinder from a microwave imaging device with a "three-dimensional stand-alone mantle cloak. " The cloak is constructed out of a "metasurface," an ultrafine mesh of copper-tape filaments, each thinner than a human hair, according to the team's paper published in the New Journal of Physics . The fishnet design of the metasurface scattered radiowaves in a pattern that was opposite to those reflected from the cylinder, said the team which is based at the University of Texas at Austin.
August 15, 1999 |
Question: I recently bought a 1969 Chevy Camaro. The car runs fine, but the exhausts leave black soot rings on the garage floor when I start it up. The engine was rebuilt just 5,000 miles ago, and doesn't burn a drop of oil. Answer: Just because the engine was rebuilt doesn't mean engine accessories such as the carburetor were, too. I think the carb is running rich, which means there is too much gas in the fuel/air mixture entering the engine....