--- In STMFC@..., WaltGCox@... wrote:
I would very much doubt it. I remember bringing home a bag ofbituminous
coal from the steam era railroad track in my neighborhood. My momonly used a
little of it and I don't think I have ever seen or smelled such anoxious cloud
of smoke as we had in our kitchen that day.Walt, there were some places that didn't sell anthracite. Was coke more
wide spread than we thought? Whoever mentioned that coke is a byproduct
of illuminating gas is right. Coke must have been produced at many
Cetainly though there must have been a lot of places where neither
anthracite nor locally produced coke was available.
I've seen bituminous coal refered to as steam coal in areas where
anthracite is used for home heating.