Design of the V600 gas holder

Category Plans and charts

Year of manufacture/creation 1902

Place of manufacture/creation Berlin, Germany

Size Height: 71.5 cm
Width: 49.5 cm

Material canvas, paper

Museum/Storage location Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Date of admission to the museum 1992

Rights to the exhibit Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Rights to digital images public domain


Exhibit description

This design shows the original structure and intended use of one of the most vital facilities of the Gasworks Museum in Paczków.

The structure shown in the design currently houses the gas meter display. This construction document indicates that the structure’s original purpose was gas storage – its capacity was 600 m³. It was a wet gas holder – this means that the area currently used by museum visitors was once full of water. This tank was covered with a movable bell, which floated on the gas collected above the water just like on a pillow.

This design also shows the cross-section of the bottom of the gas holder. It was constructed from several elements and specially insulated to prevent water from escaping the tank.

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