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Gas-Works. Accums' Description of Gas Works. Pl.VII.
Lowry Delt & Sculpt.
[London: T. Boys, 1819.]
Fine aquatint, printed in colours and hand-finished. Framed, visible area 400 x 280mm (15¾ x 11"). Unexamined out of frame.
A gas works, showing a collapsing gas holder, Retort House, Purifying House with lime machine and the Director's Office. 'Description of the Process of Manufacturing Coal Gas, for the Lighting of Streets, Houses, and Public Buildings' by Frederick Christian Accum (1769-1838). He played a prominent role in the development of gas lighting in London and other major cities. The full text is available for download from the Wellcome Collection (
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