from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fire-box which is intended to serve as a combustion-chamber, as in a deep fire-box on a locomotive-boiler.


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  • The furnace plates are generally welded two plates in length, and flanged to form Adamson rings, and at the back end to meet the tube plate; the back flame-box plates are flanged, also the tube plates and front and back plates; and wherever work is put on to the plate it is annealed before going into the place.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 299, September 24, 1881 Various


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