C & W Walker Ltd, Midland Ironworks, Donnington, Shropshire, Contractors. A H Cranmer M.Inst.Ga E. Chief Engineer. 1931 Gas Works Stafford Road Wolverhampton filled the air balloon which set the World Altitude Record set by a coal-gas filled air balloon in 1857. *1862-09-05: about 11,000 m (36,000 ft); Henry Coxwell and James Glaisher in a balloon filled with coal gas.[2][3] Glaisher lost consciousness during the ascent due to the low air pressure and cold temperature of −11 °C (12 °F) (*Wikipedia)

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