Charging retorts, Chartered Gaslight and Coke Company, Beckton, London, 1878.
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Engraving by W J P S after W Bazett Murray, published in the 'Illustrated London News'. The Chartered Gaslight and Coke Company was founded in 1810 with Frederick Accum appointed as one of its engineers. From a collection of prints and books documenting the early history of the gas industry amased by Sir Arthur Elton