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Imperial Gas Light and Coke Co

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The Imperial Gas Light and Coke Co served an area from Pimlico to Whitechapel.

1821 Company founded[1] as Imperial Gas Light Co[2]

1827 the company, Imperial Gas Light and Coke Co[3], considered manufacturing chemical by-products and the Directors allocated money for building a tar and ammonia products works at Millwall but the plan never came to fruition[4].

1841 Premises at 33 John St, Bedford Row, and Great Cambridge St, Hackney[5]

1862 Three gasworks:

1862 Harry Chubb was appointed Secretary of the Imperial Gas Light Co, at a time when that Company was seeking powers for the enlargement of its works.

Mr Haley was the foreman of articifers.

1865/6 tried to enlarge its works at Fulham and erect new works at Bow but was rejected by Parliament on both occasions[6]

1870 Developed gas works at Bromley on the east bank of the River Lea[7]

1873 One of 9 companies supplying gas to the London metropolis[8]

1874 John Field was the accountant.

c.1876 Amalgamated with the Gas Light and Coke Co[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. The history of the Gas Light and Coke Company, 1812-1949
  2. The Times, Jul 15, 1825
  3. The Times, Jan 12, 1827
  4. Chemicals from Coal, by C A Townsend [1]
  5. Post Office London Directory, 1841
  6. The Engineer 1870/02/04
  7. The Buildings of England, London 5: East. By Bridget Cherry, Charles O'Brien, Nikolaus Pevsner
  8. The Times, Aug 28, 1873
  9. The Times, Jul 08, 1876