Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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June 1898.
February 1937. Sodium street lighting.
March 1939.

of Elverton Street, London.

of 12, Carteret-street, Westminster, London.

of Teams Glassworks, Gateshead

1896 Business established.

1896 George Davidson and Co started to produce prismatic illuminating ware for the Holophane company. This type of glassware had to be made to a high precision to achieve the desired light distribution. This was the start of a long association between the 2 companies.

1909 Holophane Glass Co, of 12, Carteret-street, Westminster , London, offered the Holophane system of illumination.

1922 Holophane Scientific Illumination was at 12, Carteret Street, Westminster, S.W.1.

1926 Company incorporated.

1951 Tank and pot furnaces: gas. Illuminating glassware, with the use of precision designed prismatic glassware in lighting fittings as a special feature. Trade Names: Holophane; Holoflux; Vertilateral.

1961 Scientific lighting glassware manufacturers and street lighting, commercial and industrial illuminating engineers. [1]

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