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Elieson Electric Co

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Constructed electric tram cars.

1887 Company formed to take over the assets and liabilities of the Electric Locomotive and Power Company, Limited, and to carry on business as electrical and mechanical engineers in all branches[1]

1887 Elieson "electro-motives" were at work hauling tram cars from Stratford Church to Leytonstone. Also supplied electro-motor and gear driving the screw of the launch "Countess" at Albert Docks.[2] which used a motor of the Elieson design made by R. E. Crompton and Co[3].

1887 The use of the Elieson trams on the North Metropolitan Tramways line was stopped after it was decided to extend the electrified section but when the service was resumed the following year the driving gear in the electric engine failed and the tram company stopped further use of it. This led to a legal dispute with Cromptons[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1887/07/08
  2. The Engineer 1887
  3. The Times, 14 October 1887
  4. The Engineer 1890/06/13