Sugg & Co
1837 - 1969
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This category covers a huge range of equipment which is not covered by the other main headings. In general it is both gas carrying and gas control and measurement products and gas testing and photometric laboratory equipment. William Sugg clearly decided that if it was gas related he should make most of it and sell all of it! Many of the scientific products are sold with the name of the originator or designer or even manufacturer just as wholesalers today catalogue a whole range of products to provide a 'one stop shop'.
To make it easier to find the various products I have split the section into the following loosely related sections:
'Light Measurement' is self explanatory. It appears almost certain that William Sugg was the originator of the standard for the measurement of light - the foot candle - which is described in this section. In addition the section includes much technical equipment developed over the years associated with light measurement including the extraordinarily ingenious 'Mirrorhead' device designed by Crawford Sugg in the 1930's to allow the photometric measurement of light from a fixed gas light source by a fixed photometer. When you consider that light travels in all directions from a source in varying amounts and in those days the photometer was a fixed device you need to turn to this section to see how it was achieved!
The motorised access tower was another 'first' from the fertile mind of Crawford Sugg. See what it looked like!
'Gas Control, Testing and Measurement' covers everything from gas taps, pressure governors and analysis equipment to metering equipment.
'Pressure Increasers' are devices that were necessary when the pressure available at the - often commercial - building were unsatisfactory due to either the distance from the gas works, the size of the supply or the consumption requirements of the gas equipment.
'Other Items' provides a space for anything else that doesn't fit into the other categories! The first two were both in the hands of dealers.
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