Heathfield Dundee Gas Comrs C

Seen at the old Heathfield Fireclay Works.

Lying in heavy undergrowth.

Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk.

This is a gas retort – A container in which coal or other material is heated in order to manufacture gas.

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This mark was obviously made to identify which retorts were heading to the Gas Commissioners at Dundee. The articles below may even detail the exact job they were made for.

Below – 05/02/1875 – Dundee Courier – Dundee Gas Commission requesting tenders for gas retorts.

Below – 08/03/1894 – Dundee Courier – Dundee Gas Commission accept tenders. Prices given.

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