Originally published in 1917. PREFACE: The author has endeavoured to present the facts and details of gas works management, in concise and readable form. The main reason for undertaking this work was the lack of available information in book form, on the details of coal and water gas manufacture from the standpoint of American practice. This book is intended to supply the needs of the foreman, superintendent, engineer or cadet who is connected with a small or medium-sized gas works and who desires to increase and widen his knowledge of the principles and practice of gas making........ Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.