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1812/4 Samuel Clegg joined the company
1814 Samuel Clegg, of the Chartered Gas Co, successfully lit an entire district of London with coal gas
1817 At the three stations belonging to the Chartered Gas Co, 25 chaldron (24 m³) of coal were daily carbonized, producing 300,000 cubic feet (8,500 m³) of gas, which was equal to the supply of 75,000 Argand lamps, each yielding the light of six candles.
1870 Description and illustrations of the Chartered Gas Co's new Beckton Road Bridge footbridge/pipe bridge) over the River Lea, a short distance north of the Barking Road iron bridge (Bow Creek Bridge), built in 1810. The ornate cast iron bridge structure incorporated gas mains. Engineer: Frederic John Evans.
After 1873 the title "Chartered Gas Co" was not used in the London Gazette