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Alexander Wright and Co

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Consumption gauge. Exhibit at Queensland Maritime Museum.
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of 1 Westminster Palace Gardens, London, SW1

1844 Alexander Wright established himself as a meter manufacturer in Hamburg

c1845 Not being as successful as he hoped, he returned to London and carried on the manufacture of meters and gas apparatus, for a short time, in Holywell Street, and afterwards, in Millbank Street, Westminster.

1859 Alexander Wright died - the business was continued by Harriet Augusta Wright, his widow, and later their sons.

1895 June. Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned Frank Wright and Arthur Edward Finch carrying on business as Gas Apparatus Manufacturers at 55, 55A and 56 Mill bank-street and 19 and 21 Old Queen-street both in the city of Westminster under the style or firm of Alexander Wright and Co. has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from the 8th day of June 1895. All debts due and owing by the said late firm will he received and paid by the said Frank Wright who alone will continue to carry on the business as heretofore under the style or firm of Alexander Wright and Co...'[1]

1895 October. Launch of Frank Wright's Prepayment Gas Meter Corporation

1901 Inquest in to the death of John Richard Reekes, secretary of the company.[2]

1911 Exhibited apparatus using the Levy method for determining carbon monoxide, at the Physical Society's Exhibition[3]

1937 Scientific and industrial instrument manufacturers. [4]

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