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Glasgow, Dawsholm Gasworks View from S, from Forth and Clyde Canal. Vertical retort house (centre)

SC 591838

Description Glasgow, Dawsholm Gasworks View from S, from Forth and Clyde Canal. Vertical retort house (centre)

Date 8/4/1967

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 591838

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Dawsholm Gas Works, Skaethorn Road, Glasgow This gas works was established in 1871-2 by Glasgow Corporation Gas Department. It was originally equipped with horizontal retorts, standard at that time, but was rebuilt several times, and latterly had vertical retorts. This shows part of the works from the Forth and Clyde Canal. The tall corrugated iron and brick building was probably a water-gas plant, used to supplement the coal gas made in the retort house, which is in the right background. The works had stopped manufacturing coal gas by 1967 and the site was largely cleared in 1968. It was subsequently re-equipped with plant for reforming naphtha from oil refineries to make a petroleum gas, but this closed when North Sea gas was introduced. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H67/193/2C

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/591838

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