Bottling up

Bottled gas paved the way for rural development.

It took almost a century for gas energy to become available to peuple outside the urban areas. The salesmans bicycle and his grammophone box fitted for gas demonstrations tells of the modest beginnings of bottled gas in the early post-war years. Soon LPG was to become an inseperable part of the economic boom in the 1950s and 60s. Bottlked gas found uses everywhere. Farm kitchens were fitted with a modern gas stove. Auto shops, laundries, construction sites fishingboats and campgrounds became just a few examples of places where bottled gas made itself useful.

The many items on illustrate the history of a business marked by innovation and ambition. A business that within a few decades slipped form the hands of local entrepreneurs and into the hands of large multinational companies.