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Anderson and Munro

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of 136, Bothwell Street Glasgow. Electrical Engineers and Contractors

1840 The firm was started.

1870s Started electrical work[1]; John Munro was responsible for the installation of the first telephone line in Glasgow.

c.1880 Responsible for the first application of electricity to street lighting in Glasgow by fitting arc lamps in front of the offices of the Glasgow Herald..

1881 Fitted Swan's lamps in factories at Selkirk and Hawick.

1893 Ordered a dynamo from Siemens Brothers and Co to produce 150A, 103V at 800 rpm[2]

1909 John Munro retired as Partner and Technical Manager of the company

1912 Became a private limited company.

By 1920s it was the oldest firm of electrical engineers and contractors in the Kingdom

1922 Chairman and Managing Director: Thos. B. Wright, A.M.I.E.E. Specialities: Electric power and lighting, aeroplane accessories (metal parts), motor and dynamo repair works.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Biography of Thomas B. Wright
  2. Siemens Brothers and Co order book, July 1893 - Nov 1894. Order No. A2896