Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Colchester Electric Light Works

From Graces Guide

in Colchester, Essex

1886 Advert: 'WEDNESDAY NEXT.
The Electric Light Works, CULVER STREET, COLCHESTER.
Important Sale of the Entire PLANT, MACHINERY, & STOCK
Consisting of About TWELVE THOUSAND YARDS of Silvertown Lead Covered Cable.
A 25-h.p. Semi-Portable ENGINE & BOILER (By Davey, Paxman, & Co., in good working order),
TWO 1000 VOLT PARKER ELWELL DYNAMOS
A Victoria Dynamo, about 150 Volts;
A No. 5 Brush Dynamo for 6 Arc Lights ;
Parker Elwell Armature ;
A CARBON RESISTANCE & MOTOR,
Eleven Rocking Switches, Richard's Patent Steam Engine Indicator, Wheatstone Bridge (Silvertown make), Master Cell, complete ; Accumulators, Price's Jars, Negative Plates, Insulators, Pulleys, Belting, Shafting, Two Patent Tachometers (by Buss, Sombart & Co. ), Weighing Machine, Blocks and Pulleys, Reflectors, Shades, Electric Bells, Switches, Old Lead and Iron, and numerous Effects ;
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Messrs. Edwd. Smith & Boggis AND Messrs. Sexton & Grimwade, (who are jointly concerned),
On Wednesday Next, September 15th, 1880, upon the Premises as above.
Sale to commence at Eleven for Twelve o'clock.
Catalogues may be obtained at the Auctioneers' Offices, Colchester.'[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. Essex Standard - Saturday 11 September 1886