Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Early Gasometer

A note transcribed by Douglas H. Shepard, September 2013


James Edward Alexander, Transatlantic Sketches (1833) Vol.II, pp.138-141


Excerpt:  In a small house on the banks of the stream is the gasometer; a square reservoir for water has been dug under cover of a roof; in this floats a large wooden box without a bottom; the gas rises in this, and the weight of the box forces the gas into tubes, which distribute it over the village.

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