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As early as April 1938, Virginia had been taking notes upon how to make rooms gasproof and seeking advice about building a bomb shelter; six months later, Grandy had been invited to volunteer his unfinished Oxfordshire home for future public use, in emergency conditions.
All the rooms, there were five of them, were filled at the same time, the gasproof doors were then screwed up and the contents of the gas containers discharged into the rooms through special vents.
The mortuary of the crematorium next to the hospital block was therefore used as a gassing room, after the door had been made gasproof and some holes had been pierced in the ceiling through which the gas could be discharged.
Then he coated the patch with the gasproof varnish, and both boys sat down to give the job time to
He explained the difficulties of the airship builder, the expense and tendency to "pinholes" of gold-beaters 'skin, the curious fact that chemists had so far failed to discover a gasproof varnish.
a pot of gasproof varnish, ready for the job of patching up the hole.