Catalogue description FULHAM WORKS

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Details of NT:GAL/IMG/FUL
Reference: NT:GAL/IMG/FUL
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Language: English
Administrative / biographical background:

The Fulham works were built in 1824 at Sands End Lane and first operated as a holder station, with Samuel Clegg as its first engineer. In 1829 it commenced manufacture of gas and CWG plant was added in 1899. The works was connected to the Kensington Canal which was used to transport coal to the plant, docks were built in 1862 on the canal. From 1926 the coal arrived at a riverside wharf from sea going colliers. From 1908 to 1917 low gravity gas was made in separate plant and distributed to Hurlingham for use in Balloons both for leisure and war activity. The works was always known for its innovative design and methods and for a while had the largest holders in existence. In 1911 the GLCC built its first workshop and transport depot at Fulham, adding a mantle burning off factory in 1916 and a Benzole motor spirit loading station in 1920. In 1927 a new Research Laboratory was built which was extended in 1942 and 1955.

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