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1882 The British Association of Gas Managers became the Gas Institute, partly in response to the new competition from electricity for lighting[1]. Thomas Hawksley was the first President[2]

1883 The twentieth annual general meeting of the Gas Institute was held at Firth College, Sheffield. Mr. Robert Ormiston Paterson was in the chair.

c.1888 In the 27th year of its existence there was internal dissensions, which culminated in the secession of several prominent members who formed a rival institution[3], the Institution of Gas Engineers[4]

By 1894 the Institute had been incorporated - Incorporated Gas Institute[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times June 15, 1882
  2. The Times Sept. 25, 1893
  3. The Engineer 1896/06/12
  4. The Engineer 1898/96/17
  5. The Times June 19, 1894