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Re: Gasworks at Newtown


Posted by Terry Mitchell on August 23, 2006 at 19:20:28:

In Reply to: Gasworks at Newtown posted by Alais on July 22, 2006 at 13:40:41:

The Gas Works Directory & Statistics - 1912-13 states that the company was formed in 1909. Share Capital 4,000. Annual make of gas - 4,175,700: Annual Sale - 4,082,100. Number of stoves supplied - 15. Slot Meters - 12. Ordinary Meters - 150.
Price per 1,000 cu.ft. - Ordinary - 6s.3d: Engines & Stoves - 5s: Slots - 13 ft. per 1d.
Public lamps - 52 (all incandescent.Price paid - 100.
2 gasholders - 1 of 10,000 cu.ft. & 1 of 20,000 cu.ft. capacity.
Chairman & Enfineer - William Steele, Athlone.
Manager - Robert Scott, Castlebar.
Secretary - M.J.Egan, Gas Works, Castlebar.
Registered Offices - 60, Connaught Street, Athlone.(Information dated 30th April 1912).

In case you are wondering why anyone should be interested in the history of the gas industry, I am a founder member of the North West Gas Historical Society (that's based in England. In fact - so far as we know - we are the only gas historical society in the world!! I edit the society' newsletter.

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