[D8437H], Letter from F R Grigg to Samuel Insull, March 5th, 1884


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[D8437H], Letter from F R Grigg to Samuel Insull, March 5th, 1884

Editor's Notes

Please accept my best thanks for the arrangement that have made for me which I trust to be able to carry out to our mutual satisfaction. Since you left little has taken place in the Electric Lighting world. A small business is being done but it is slow. Still several places in London have lately adopted the new illuminant and I have received two or three applications from large warhouse for estimates. Major Flood Page told me the other day that during last year the Swan factory turned out 15,000 lamps. # I hear that the Sun Light Company whose lamp comprises a combination of the incandescent arc principles, has lately appointment a new manager and shows of activity and an intention of pushing business. # For some time past the Hammond Company who have lately assimilated the "ferranti Thompson and Ince" 6% have an incadescnet light of their own. Have been endevoring to form a local Company at Hampstead whem they have a license or provisional order, but beyond getting an intimation form some of the inhabitants that they would be willing to take the light should be introduced nothing has been done. Some of the shareholders of the TAE Indian and Colonial co limited for reducing the captial by the whole amount at present uncalled in the "A" shares, which is virtually reducing it by one half and ensuring the shareholders of all further liabiliy. The directors are considerimg the matter but I understand that even should they decline to more a resolution to that effect enough votes have already been obtained to carry such a resolution against them. When this have been done it is intended to take measures to materially reduce the expeditures of the Company. I will give more information form Machester. [/BUSINESS/]







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