"He also revolutionized the..." Dover Favorite Tip by Kentbein

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Favorite thing: He also revolutionized the production of the product, using many small buildings for each step of the process. The idea was to separate the volatile ingredients until the end as a way of reducing inadvertent explosions and avoiding total destruction in case something went wrong.

His plant anticipated unwanted explosions, too. The buildings are constructed with three heavy stone walls, one flimsy wooden wall and slanted (shed) roofs facing the river. Inadvertent explosions would blow out the weak wall and direct the explosion outward towards the river rather than spread to the adjacent buildings. This idea reduced chain reaction explosions and served to saved a lot of lives.

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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