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.

Bristol and Clifton Gas Light Co

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1823 Company formed to supply gas made from oil

The works were at Canons' Marsh (then known as Lime Kiln Lane). The light was claimed to be four times as brilliant as that from coal-gas.

1836 The price of oil went up and the Bristol and Clifton applied to Parliament to be allowed to use coal

1852 Scheme proposed to amalgamate the Bristol Gas-Light Co and the Bristol and Clifton Gas-Light Co[1]

1855 Bristol Gas Co amalgamated with the Bristol and Clifton Gas Light Co under the title of the Bristol United Gaslight Company.

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Sources of Information

  1. Bristol Mercury 13 Nov 1852