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Crystal Palace Co

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Crystal Palace Company

After the exhibition, the Crystal Palace Co employed Joseph Paxton, Charles Fox and William Cubitt to organise the move of the Crystal Palace to Sydenham.

Joseph William Wilson and his son Joseph William Wilson (1851-1930) suggested to the Crystal Palace Co the founding of a School of Engineering.

1881 The directors decided to hold a series of international exhibitions[1]

1881 The first international exhibition held at Crystal Palace was on Wool

1882 The second international exhibition at Crystal Palace concerned electric lighting: 1882 Crystal Palace Electrical Exhibition

1920s The school premises moved to Anerley-hill.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jan. 31, 1881