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.

National Company for the Distribution of Electricity by Secondary Generators

From Graces Guide

1884 The National Company for the Distribution of Electricity by Secondary Generators had been established; John Dixon Gibbs was a director[1]; presumably Lucien Gaulard was another.

1882-89 The National Secondary Generator company lighted the Metropolitan Railway from Aldgate to Notting Hill Gate

1887 Advert: 'LUCIEN GAULARD and JOHN DIXON GIBBS and the NATIONAL COMPANY for the DISTRIBUTION of ELECTRICITY by SECONDARY GENERATORS (Limited) Versus Sir COUTTS LINDSAY and CO. (Limited) and SEBASTIAN ZIANI DE FERRANTL.
We are instructed by the Directors of the National Company to WARN the PUBLIC that, in consequence of the continued Infringement of their Patents by the Defendant Company, and the Defendant Ferranti, an ACTION has been COMMENCED in the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, against Sir Coutts Lindsay and Co. (Limited) and Mr. Ferranti to RESTRAIN them from further INFRINGING the said Patents, and that Actions will be commenced against all Persons employing or using Apparatus which is made according to their Letters Patent without the Leave of the Plaintiffs. 12th March, 1887.
Campbell, Reeves and Hooper, Solicitors, 17 Warwick-street, Regent-street.'[2]

1898 Company liquidated on the petition of the administratrix of Lucien Gaulard's estate[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 12, 1884
  2. Morning Post - Monday 21 March 1887
  3. London Gazette 21 January 1898