OCTOBER 10, 1913 SUSSEX EXPRESS,
SURREY STANDARD &
KENT MAIL 3
1913 newspaper clipping shown above, discovered at the
Maltings Archive, Lewes, East Sussex indicates when the
electricity generation business had expanded beyond the
supply of power for street lighting.
Domestic appliances were now targeted.
Equipment such as cookers requiring many times
the energy needed for house lighting and necessitating
the upgrading of machinery.
This could have
been when the second generator, thought to have been a
coal gas engine, was installed. With the
related increase in demand, a larger battery storage
capacity will have been needed and such capacity would
have its advantages.
1913 Charles von Roemer, son of Baron von Roemer had
taken over the marketing and expansion of the business.
From the enthusiastic heading “Yet Another
Enterprise,” we may assume several announcements
intended to attract business will have been made over
the years. Doubtless,
cooking demonstrations forming part of the same.
Electricity Generating Works Circa. 1900 - 1936
Room | Floor
Plan | Ron
Park | Machinery
House | Argus
Supply | Roof
Construction | Rural
Supply | Sussex
Express 1913 |
Sussex CC | English
Heritage | SIAS
of Herstmonceux by Margaret Pollard