Continuous Updraught Ventilators

Following a comment from a researcher that the ‘Liverpool Mercury’ 4 Sept 1890 stated that “Messrs.William Sugg and Co. exhibited a patent apparatus for ventilating stables, ships, &c. The ventilator, which allows no down-draught, has been tried upon the Wallasey boat Violet, and is about to receive a trial from the Mersey Railway Company.” The […]

Victoria Station relit by gas in 1905.

The Gas Light & Coke Company were so proud of having won the contract to light the New Victoria Station in London against the competition of electricity in 1905 that they produced this brochure – with photos by gas light – to trumpet their success. The use of high pressure incandescent gas lighting was making […]

Early Photo Collection

These photographs were assembled in two albums dated October 1881 by Wm S.Wright. They illustrate many products and items such as glassware and were clearly the basis for many items within the general title of Publications. Early Photo Collection.

Patents & Medals

This sub section has been added to the ‘Publications’ sections as they are both an integral part of how William Sugg promoted his business and are worthy visual additions to the site. Patents & Medals.

Flip Page Added

The first ‘flip page’ has been added today! Find it on the Home page. It is the whole of the Centenary Booklet. Just click on the arrows to turn the pages. You can enlarge the pages and also view the booklet without the website background. Others will doubtless follow!

New Section – Market Place.

This section is offered as a Market Place, especially for enthusiasts to view genuine gas lighting products that others wish to know about, to exchange, swap, buy or sell. Other gas products may be considered but this is NOT a site for unrelated general items. However, relevant literature, books, written information and even photographs may […]

Hello world

The NEW Sugg History website. After 8 years of steady additions to the Sugg History Website, using a platform that is no longer supported and a style that has become somewhat pedestrian to use, I hope you find this entirely re-cast version much easier and quicker to find your way around and to interact. Apart […]