Dudgeon and his partner, Harry Greener, opened a compressed-air museum in order to educate unwitting consumers about the benefits of compressed air. The museum consisted of a permanent exhibition display and a visiting center that gave visitors a look inside compressed-air and vacuuming systems connected to the museum.
In addition to educating the public about the benefits of compressed air, Dudgeon and Greener trained the operating engineers of the time to use compressed air for larger and more complex applications.
Days after the explosion of the Hindenburg airship in May 1934, George Dudgeon, an engineer and inventor of compressed air stoves, began to rethink his earlier work of using air to roast coffee beans. The compressed air from the blower of his air stove was used to power the coffee roaster. The room in which this occurred was filled with stagnant air that acted as a decent insulator.
In 1939, compressed air plants were used to make the formidable flame and smoke for the plays Gaslight, Shadow Play, and Lifeboat. These shows played to house audiences as the air in their theatres was altered, mixed, and compressed. The first show was the balcony scene from Gaslight. Naptha, a liquid that ignited on contact with air, was mixed with water to create the sulfuric acid used in the show. In this scene, about 40 gallons of liquid Naptha were poured into a bowl marked \"Acid\". 7211a4ac4a