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Beckton gasometer.

Beckton gasometer.
One of the huge gasometers at the Beckton works.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2496
Description: Sheet iron gasholders, or gasometers, were used to store the gas that was produced by heating coal at Beckton. The gas was then driven by the weight of these holders through cast iron pipes and mains to factories, street lamps and homes throughout London.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 20th Century
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection
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