Perspective view of gaslight apparatus for lighting factories, 1816.
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Frontispiece illustration of equipment for lighting factories or 'small districts of houses'. The items are: fig 1, the retort-furnace; fig 2, the tar cistern; fig 3, the lime machine; fig 4, the gasometer. From 'A practical treatise on gas-light' by Friedrich Christian Accum, (London, 1816).