Carl Friedrich Julius Pintsch (1815, Berlin - 1884) was a German tinsmith, manufacturer and inventor who is primarily known for the invention of "Pintsch gas".
Pintsch achieved success in 1847 with the invention of a gas meter that would eventually be used worldwide. In 1851, he created a gas lamp that was suitable for use in railroad cars. These lamps were illuminated by Pintsch gas; a long-burning gas that would remain lit during the rough motion of train journeys. Pintsch gas was essentially purified, compressed naphtha that was regulated and reduced to 1/3 ounce per square inch of pressure to the burner. Pintsch gas was later replaced by an improved Blau gas or "blue gas" for railroad car usage.