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Laying coal-gas pipes (3rd of 3)

Laying coal-gas pipes

These men are laying coal-gas pipes in Palmeston North, around 1910. The gas-main pipes, which were usually metal, are supported on wooden horses. Joints were sealed by the tarry compounds in coal gas as it passed through the pipes.

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Megan Cook, 'Energy supply and use - Coal and coal gas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21457/laying-coal-gas-pipes (accessed 26 September 2020)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010