Leadership

Electric Lighting in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Issue 2 and Volume 7.

Electric Lighting in Aberdeen, Scotland. At a recent meeting of the gas committee of the Aberdeen town council there was submitted a communication from the Board of Trade that powers would not be given to the corporation for introducing electric lighting, except in their capacity as police commissioners. A deputation recently appointed to visit various towns in England to ascertain the working of the two systems of electric lighting gave in their report. It was stated that in Brighton the company having the electric lighting of that town paid a dividend of five per cent, while in Liverpool three per cent was paid. The general price charged was 7d. to 8d. per unit. The corporation of Bradford work the system themselves, and charge consumers 5d. per unit. In some of the other places there was a stipulation that no one was provided with the light unless he guaranteed a consumption…

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