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Paris Singer

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of 165, Manor-st., Clapham, S.W.

Brother to Washington Singer

1896 Paris E. Singer adapted a Dawson engine for a motor car

1898 Company registered. The Dawson Gas Engineering Syndicate, Ltd. was restyled Paris Singer, Ltd., specialists in high-speed direct-coupled gas engines and dynamos.

The firm equipped the Manor Street (Clapham) Electric Station which, though small, was the first public lighting station to be driven by high-speed vertical gas engines with direct-coupled dynamos.

1900 The company was voluntarily wound up[1]

1903 William John Crampton was appointed as Electrical Engineer, under Mr. Paris Singer, for King Edward VII's electrical installation at Sandringham.

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 24 July 1900