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 quite a come back against the fearsome arc lamps which were the only offering of the electricians for the lighting of large spaces.
Read all about it under ‘Advertising‘ in the ‘Publications’ section.
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.
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.
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!
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 be included.
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 from the simpler fly-out indexing, several features have been added, such as the ability to enlarge pictures by clicking on them. This facility will not be fully functional until larger images have been uploaded but will apply to new additions and in due course many of the older pictures too. It should also be easier and quicker to provide additions as there is still a huge amount to be added!
A significant addition is the ‘Search’ box which can help you to find specific items.
The website is designed to be used on all modern devices so can be referred to wherever you are!