Ashmore & While Gas Holder Plate

t15099I came across this object while browsing in an antique shop in Bedale. It must be cast iron as it was very heavy. I assume it’s from a gas holder or associated gas plant equipment built by “Ashmore & While” at their Hope Iron Works which later became Parkfield Works.

Photograph and details courtesy of Jonathan May.

5 thoughts on “Ashmore & While Gas Holder Plate

  1. It’s strange where an internet search can lead you…

    “Ashmore & While” became “Ashmore, Benson, Pease & Co.” which lead to a link to a video about some of the after effects at Hiroshima (not a pleasant topic, but nothing upsetting in the video) . Near the beginning of the film it shows a ” nuclear shadow” caused by a steel ladder that happens to be leaning against an “Ashmore, Benson, Pease & Co.” manufacture’s plate.


  2. William Ashmore was a relative of mine, he and While came, originally, from Staffordshire, and of course the company became Ashmore Benson & Pease.


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