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British Gas Light and Coke Co

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of Lombard St, London

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[1]

1824 Made a cash call on its subscribers[2]

1826 C. Green made a balloon ascent from the works of the company at Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent[3]

By 1837 The British Gas Light and Coke Co had obtained a monopoly on gas supply.

The Commercial Gas Light and Coke Co bought the British Gas Company's London district for a knockdown figure.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Leeds Mercury, November 20, 1824
  2. The Morning Chronicle, December 17, 1824
  3. The Hull Packet and Original Weekly Commercial, Literary and General Advertiser, October 10, 1826
  • London Metropolitan Archives [1]