Record

CodeNA10751
Dates1843-1868
Person NameDundee New Gas Light Company; 1843-1868
ActivityIn 1823 several Dundee businessmen formed the first company to commercially produce coal gas in Dundee. It was named the Dundee Gas Light Company and was incorporated in 1830. In 1843 the Dundee New Gas Light Company was formed to challenge the monopoly of the Dundee Gas Light Company. In 1867 the two companies placed a Bill before Parliament to seek amalgamation. However in 1868 Dundee Town Council bought both works by means of a Compulsory Purchase Order and inaugurated the Dundee Gas Commissioners.
Corporate NameDundee New Gas Light Company
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