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Electric Light and Power Generator Co

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1881 Prospectus issued [1]

1881 Sir Edward A. Inglefield is President at the first general meeting of the company. [2]

1881 Frederick Henry Royce joined the Electric Light and Power Generator Co but left in 1882.

1882 The company's display at the International Electrical Exhibition consisted of Weston dynamos run by engine from Ransomes, Head and Jefferies, lighting Maxim incandescent lamps[3].

1882 Change of name to Maxim-Weston Electric Co Ltd[4]. The company had recently bought the Weston (dynamo) and Maxim (lamp) rights and patents and was able to meet all requirements for electric lighting, whether arc or incandescent[5].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Standard, Monday, April 04, 1881
  2. The Morning Post, Wednesday, July 06, 1881
  3. The Times, Jan 09, 1882
  4. The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jun 29, 1882
  5. Western Mail, June 30, 1882