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Eastbourne Electric Lighting Co

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January 1888.

c. 1883 Established the first system of district electric lighting in the UK using underground mains[1].

c.1883 The Lowrie-Hall system of electric lighting, using the Goulard-Gibbs transformer (otherwise spelled as Gaulard-Gibbs), was deployed by Hammond and Co (Electrical Engineers) for Eastbourne Electric Lighting Co; Mr William Lowrie was the chief engineer of Hammond and Co.

1888 Advert: Hammond and Co (Electrical Engineers) installed the underground mains on the Lowrie-Hall system

By 1889 mains of 20 miles length were in use

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 11, 1889