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Rugeley Circa 1900


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Could well be right.


I've seen the fixed type with an internal piston and the rising type with an external frame but this doesn't seem high enough.




Water reservoir?  Not a local so might have to resort to an old map or two. 


OC Domestic is giving me "the look" so I might have to go home for tea.🙂

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1 hour ago, beerbeerbeerbeerbeer said:

I thought that but didn’t they go down within a framework that stayed up?





Column guided do. Spiral guided do not.


To complicate things, some column guided had a "flying lift" which was the top telescopic section without column guides.

Gasholders are not always big - here was one in Goudhurst operated by one man who did everything gas production wise.




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