hydrokabur

English translation: hydrocarbon oil

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Polish term or phrase:hydrokabur
English translation:hydrocarbon oil
Entered by: Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.

12:54 Jun 18, 2019
Polish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / Fuel for oil lamps
Polish term or phrase: hydrokabur
From a history of the Polish oil industry (19th century)
"Próbowano zastąpić nią także oleje bitumiczne, zwane fotogenem, lub hydrokaburem uzyskiwane w wyniku prażenia węgla brunatnego i łupków bitumicznych, które po zmieszaniu z terpentyną i alkoholem nazywano kamfiną. "

I'm not sure whether "fotogen" and "hydrokabur" are the same thing or not. "Hydrocarbure" seems to be French for "hydrocarbon", but that may be a false friend.
Robin Gill
Poland
Local time: 15:22
hydrocarbon oil
Explanation:

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The Manufacture of Photogenic Or Hydro-carbon Oils, from Coal and Other ...
By Thomas Antisell
https://books.google.com/books?id=o28IAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA52&lpg=P...

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A light hydrocarbon oil resembling kerosene. It is obtained by distilling coal, paraffin, etc., and is used as a lubricant, illuminant, etc.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Photogen
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Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
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Local time: 09:22
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hydrocarbon oil


Explanation:

ccccccccccccccc
The Manufacture of Photogenic Or Hydro-carbon Oils, from Coal and Other ...
By Thomas Antisell
https://books.google.com/books?id=o28IAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA52&lpg=P...

ccccc
A light hydrocarbon oil resembling kerosene. It is obtained by distilling coal, paraffin, etc., and is used as a lubricant, illuminant, etc.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Photogen

Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
United States
Local time: 09:22
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Thank you very much for clearing this up. Great job!

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