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Metropolitan (Brush) Electric Light and Power Co

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of 110, Cannon-street, London

1882 The Metropolitan (Brush) Electric Light and Power Co was incorporated as a public company to supply and enable its sub-licensees to supply electricity in the Metropolitan area (ie London) by the Brush system to meet the rapidly increasing demand. The company had secured licenses from the Anglo-American Brush Electric Light Corporation for use of their dynamos and arc lamps and the Lane-Fox incandescent lamp system. Much of the company's income was expected to come from sub-licenses granted to district companies to supply electricity in particular areas of the metropolis[1]

c.1883 The Metropolitan Brush Electric Light Co installed electrical plant at the Royal Mint and other work in London.

1883 The Metropolitan (Brush) Electric Light and Power Co gained a licence for lighting Fulham, Chiswick, Acton, and Ealing.[2]

1884 Petition for winding-up the Metropolitan (Brush) Electric Light and Power Co[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 16, 1882
  2. London Gazette 28 November 1882
  3. London Gazette 26 February 1884