The story goes that in 1910, vapors coming from a new Ford Model T gas tank were brought to the attention of Dr. Walter O. Snelling, a chemist and explosives expert with the U.S. Bureau of Mines.
filled a glass jug with some of the gasoline from the car to study at his
lab, but the research began from the driver's seat.
The cork that closed the container repeatedly popped out of the jug from the volatile vapors inside while Snelling
way to the lab.
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divided the gas into liquid and gas components, including liquid propane.
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