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This seems to be the same as the incorporated part of the [[British Gaslight Co]]
 
 
 
1824 Two parishes in Hull entered contracts with the company to light them with coal gas<ref>The Leeds Mercury, November 20, 1824</ref>
 
 
 
1824 Made a cash call on its subscribers<ref>The Morning Chronicle, December 17, 1824</ref>
 
 
 
1826 [[Charles Green (1785-1870)|C. Green]] made a balloon ascent from the works of the company at Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent<ref>The Hull Packet and Original Weekly Commercial, Literary and General Advertiser, October 10, 1826</ref>
 
 
 
By 1837 The [[British Gas Light and Coke Co]] had obtained a monopoly on gas supply.
 
 
 
1852 The [[Commercial Gas Co|Commercial Gas Light and Coke Co]] bought the '''British Gas Company's''' London district for a knockdown figure. 
 
 
 
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* London Metropolitan Archives [http://search.lma.gov.uk/scripts/mwimain.dll/84/2/10/918?RECORD&DATABASE=LMA_DESCRIPTION&URLMARKER=STARTREQUEST]
 
 
 
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[[Category: Town Gas Companies]]
 

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