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Protector lamp book

Protector lamp book

Looking for the name of book about protector lamps.
Something like 100 years of this company, published in
The 1970s also the ISBN number.

Re: Protector lamp book

Google Big Meet or Wand of Science and follow links to Maurice Dawson. He is UK's expert on Protectors

Re: Protector lamp book

Tony - it may be worth your while visiting the Protector Lamp website at and making an enquiry there.

Alan Vickers.

Re: Protector lamp book

The book you refer to is.

The Protector Lamp and lighting Company Limited
The first hundred years
By Philip Heyes
Forward by James Wild, Chairman
The book is the history of the company to 1973.
Produced by the company no ISBN number.
First page:
The company was formed in May 1873 to acquire the business and
Patent rights of William Edward Teale, who was to be made manager
For 7 years.
165 shares were issued, had a total capitol of £26,040, divided into
3,720 shares of £7 each.
The book does not give a lot of information on the lamps it produced.
But in that hundred years it made use of every patent that was worth having in
mining lamps.
By 1910 the Company had 200,000 Prestwich Patent lamps
in daily use.
in 1914 an article in The Business World reported that
over a million such lamps had been supplied to colliers,both at home and overseas.