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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,641 pages of information and 235,472 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Lowrie

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William Lowrie of the House To House Electric Light Supply Co

c.1883 Mr William Lowrie was the chief engineer of Hammond and Co.

1886 Agreement between William Lowrie and Robert Hammond for a half share in any new patents of Lowrie[1]

1887 William Lowrie - engineer - and Charles James Hall assigned to Robert Hammond - merchant in business as Hammond and Co - a one third share in their inventions and patents of electrical machinery for the U.K., British colonies and foreign countries, including electric "convertors"[2]

1889 The House To House Electric Light Supply Co opened its central generating station in Kensington, adjacent to West Brompton station. The system was designed by the company's engineer, William Lowrie, on the lines of his design for Eastbourne. The high voltage electricity was converted to low tension at each house by a converter known as Lowrie-Hall.[3].

1894 Patent to William Lowrie of 117 Bishopsgate St, London for improvements in switches for controlling electric current circuits in parallel supply systems.

1894 Dissolution of the partnership between William Lowrie and Charles Murray Jackson carrying on business as Consulting Engineers and Electricians at 59 and 60 Chancery-lane London under the style of Messrs. Lowrie and Jackson[4].

1900 A William Lawrie, of Hollinwood, became a Member of Inst Electrical Engineers (is this the same person?)

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Sources of Information

  1. National Archives [1]
  2. National Archives [2]
  3. The Pall Mall Gazette, January 25, 1889
  4. London Gazette 30 November1894