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Furnace Model - Geelong Gas Works, 1860s Object Reg. No: ST 000824

Retort furnace model used in connection with the stand pipes, bridge pipes, dip pipes and the hydraulic plain as erected in the Geelong Gas Works at one time.
Model has rectangular prism body constructed from sheet metal painted on the exterior to give the impression of bricks. On one end of the prism there are five black painted metal covers, top row of two, bottom row of three. The opposite end of the furnace has five similarly located covers each of which has a cylindrical tube extending vertically. These extensions join with an arched tube component with five additional vertical cylinders which joins onto a black horizontal component attached to the roof of the furnace. Below is a small door to the furnace. White letters are found on a number of the black metal components 'S', 'B', 'D', 'H'. There is a small white paper label adhered to the 'brick' surface on one long side of the prism featuring text.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Museum of Victoria, 1871
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 410.00 mm (Height), 250.00 mm (Width), 627 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Note: Dimensions include base on which Gas Retort Truck Model (ST 823) is also mounted.

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Tagged with: chemical apparatus instruments, gas works, coal by-products, retort furnaces
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Secondary Classification: Gas Power - Generation
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: White paper label reads: 'I.& T. Museum / Melbourne. / 824'.
Model Scale: 1:12
Modelmaker: Geelong Gas Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1860

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