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Johnson-Lundell Electric Traction Co

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of Southall

1898 The London Electrical Cab Co had sole licence for the Johnson-Lundell motor

1900 The London Electrical Cab Co was wound up

1900 The company was registered on 17 April, to acquire various letters patent for improvements in electric dynamos, electric motors etc. [1]

1900 April. Prospectus. Share capital £300,000. Directors Leonard W. Holmes; G. B. Hunter; Arthur Laing; Edward H. Johnson; and Henry Webb. 'It is intended to acquire suitable site for the erection works, but in order that the company may commence operations without delay, an arrangement has been entered into with Messrs. J. H. Holmes and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne, to supply dynamos upon terms favourable to this company. It is intended also to enter into an arrangement with the Sprague Electric Company of New York to supply motors and controllers. licence has been granted to Messrs. J. H. Holmes and Co. to supply dynamos to others besides this company, under a royalty payable to this company.'[2]

See Johnson Lundell Works, for description of the Southall Works of Johnson-Lundell Manufacturing Co in 1910

1912 The company was voluntarily wound up[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Pall Mall Gazette - Saturday 21 April 1900
  3. The London Gazette 16 January 1912