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... was looking at some of these in Europe and UK online; some gas holders overseas have been converted to condominiums or apartment ... far from our home was a coking plant which had two huge gas holders of the type shown.
They would slowly rise as gas was produced ...
... Got Gas! The two round brick building to the right are gas holders for coal gas manufactured at a gasworks.
Coal gas was used for ... engines.
The circular framework next to the two brick gas holders is a rising and falling gas holder where steel tank sections ...
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