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Pilsen-Joel

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1882 The Pilsen Joel and General Electric Light Co was formed as a public company to acquire the patents and rights to the Pilsen arc lamp, the Joel semi-incandescent light and the Gatehouse incandescent light. H. F. Joel was the electrical engineer of the company[1]

1882 The Pilsen Electric Light could be seen in operation at High Holborn and Seven Sisters Road, London; estimates could be obtained from Pilsen-Joel and General Electric Light Co Ltd, Telegraph St, London EC[2].

1888 The company was "solvent if not prosperous"; an agreement was reached to sell it to one of the directors but this was challenged in court by other shareholders[3]

1889 Liquidators were appointed[4] for voluntary liquidation of the company.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 16, 1882
  2. The Standard, September 27, 1882
  3. The Times, Aug 25, 1888
  4. The Times Jan 11