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gasometer

[ga′säm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A piece of equipment that holds and measures gas; may be used in analytical chemistry to measure the quantity of gas evolved in a reaction.
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My interest stems from the fact that my grandfather, Samuel Milner, was foreman fitter at the gasworks during World War II, and told us all about the difficulties at the time that he and his fitters had to deal with in providing access to, and stability of, the structure of the gasometer, for the bomb disposal team to defuse the land mine.
The man on top of the gasometer was a former soldier in the South African army who had witnessed atrocities against children.
The other development was of a more industrial nature - apparently Middlesbrough needed a new gasometer.
Because gas escaped from the gasometer, its roof sank because of the lack of pressure and the mine became partially submerged in around six feet of stagnant, oily water.
After staying at the NH hotel in Oberhausen we went on a trip to the un promising sounding Gasometer Oberhausen, once the largest gas storage tank in Europe.
END OF AN ERA: The last gasometer is blown up ahead of John Sillett (above) driving a sky blue stake into the ground to mark the start of construction work which progressed like this; PARTNERS: The Evening Telegraph is sponsoring the stand at the home end
Since then their history is of homelessness, exile and now of being lodgers for the next 20 years at the Rugby Memorial Ground, a mile from their own home at Eastville by the side of the gasometer.
Now, on the outskirts of Vienna, Moss has been asked to insert public housing into a renowned but disused gasometer, to re-work an object which already possesses strong cognitive identity.
Invitation to tender : Detailed task description Project track expansion between the Gasometer and Engstingerstrasse in Schlieren and strengthening of the existing bridge for exceptional transport route type I.
It was not until 1808 that Benjamin Cook, jeweller and toy maker, fitted retorts and a gasometer on his premises in Caroline Street.
THE END: The gasometer frames are taken down Picture: MIKE STEVENSON OLD TECHNOLOGY:The gasometers that towered above Marsh Lane and Litherland Road