"Gas, citizens, shall be the liberator of mankind! Gas can be used to perfom the menial and dangerous tasks now performed by men! Gas to heat our houses, to power our carriages! Imagine, a system of pipes, crisscrossing the country, down which letters can be sent propelled by gas! A gas for every occasion!"
Humphry Davy in Pandaemonium.
Pandaemonium is one of the best movies ever, if you haven't seen it you should look it up. I bought my copy legally on Ebay for only $6.