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William Moyes & Sons

The Moyes improved combination plant, pictured in a booklet issued around 1906 by William Moyes & Sons of 115 Bothwell Street to advertise the firm's acetylene gas lighting.

William Moyes & Sons was established in 1879 as a firm of plumbers and gasfitters. Acetylene gas generated from calcium carbide became commercially available in 1895 and the firm moved into provision of heating and lighting systems. They found a market in supplying such systems to villages, railway stations, lighthouses, mansions, farms and industrial works. The firm also undertook conversion work from other systems.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 338.769620941443 WIL

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Archives

Keywords:
acetylene, calcium carbide, farms, gas, gasfitters, generators, heating, industrial works, lighthouses, lighting, mansions, plumbers, railway stations, William Moyes & Sons



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