A treatise on Gas Works and the practice of manufacturing and distributing coal gas

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Página 330 - Commissioners shall by any order under their seal of office-direct, no rate for the relief of the poor in England and Wales shall be allowed by any justices, or be of any force, which shall not be made upon an estimate of the net annual value of the several hereditaments rated thereunto ; that is to say, of the rent at which the same might reasonably be expected to let from year to year, free of all usual tenants...
Página 330 - ... the rent at which the same might reasonably be expected to let from year to year, free of all usual tenants' rates and taxes, and tithe commutation rent-charge, if any, and deducting therefrom the probable average annual cost of the repairs, insurance, and other expenses, if any, necessary to maintain them in a state to command such rent...
Página 12 - ... and each of the latter, a light equal to two and a quarter of the same candles ; making therefore the total of the gas light a little more than equal to that of 2500 candles.
Página 12 - ... and that the gas, as it rises from them, is conveyed by iron pipes into large reservoirs, or gasometers, where it is washed and purified, previous to its being conveyed through other pipes, called mains, to the mill. These mains branch off into a variety of ramifications (forming a...
Página 12 - The burners are of two kinds : the one is upon the principle of the Argand lamp, and resembles it in appearance ; the other is a small curved tube with a conical end, having three circular apertures or perforations...

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