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Muirkirk, Gasworks, Interior View showing purifiers

SC 513757

Description Muirkirk, Gasworks, Interior View showing purifiers

Date 6/8/1977

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 513757

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Muirkirk Gas Works, Ayrshire This small gas works was one of the last coal-gas plants in Scotland. Like most such works it had been adapted throughout its life, and most of its equipment was typical of mid 20th century gas-making practice. This view shows the two purifier boxes which contained wooden grids supporting moist iron oxide - bog ore - which reacted with the poisonous hydrogen sulphide in the gas, converting it to solid sulphur and water. This works closed in the late 1970s, and has been demolished. The Scottish Gas Board, which owned the works, made a film of its operation as a record of the small coal gas works that were until the 1950s very widespread in Scotland. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H77/55/3


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

> Item Level (SC 513757) Muirkirk, Gasworks, Interior View showing purifiers

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