Charging gas retorts by machinery.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Charging gas retorts by machinery.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Photograph illustrating gas production. As the demand for gas grew, so did the development of machinary to aid the process. Automatic stoking machines were first used in 1868 and gravity fed, inclined retorts were developed by Andre Coze of Rheims in 1885
 

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10464355
 

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