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1949 Scranton Electric Company

 

 

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Stock Code SEC01

  Certificate dated 23rd September 1949,  for 100 shares of common stock of par value $5 each in this Philadelphia utilities company. Printed signatures of C F Nagle, President  and L A Heineman, Secretary of the company. Vignette of woman sitting on a generator. Ornate mauve border. The certificate is issued in the name of Foster & Co.

Certificate size is 20.5 cm high x 30 cm wide (8" x 12").

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About This Company

 A pioneer in electric street lighting was the Scranton Electric Light, Heat and Power company which was issued letters patent May 12, 1883.  It was the first electric light company of record in the city and operated a plant for street lighting.  According to the records of the present electric light company, the first known contract for street lighting was entered into with the city March 13, 1900, when James Moir was Mayor.
The West Scranton Light, Heat and Power Company was granted letters patent March 3, 1905.  The city granted a franchise July 27, 1905.  The name was changed December 18, 1905, to Lackawanna Light Company.  Charter members
were : William T. Davis; John K. Williams; Herbert L. Taylor; Thomas P.Gordon and Edmund Recum.
Dr. Benjamin A. Throop and E.B. Sturges in the early days were interested in the electric company.  Mr. Sturges was one of the organizers of the Suburban Electric Light Company which further extended service.
The several light companies finally completed merging with each other onMarch 16, 1907, when as a result the present Scranton Electric Company was formed.  The history of the present company goes back  to the early
incandescent light service.  From then to 1940, it has progressively reached a status of an electric utility system supplying perfect commercial and domestic service.  It covers a territory of 400 square miles with 83,000
customers.  Today, it serves about 95,000 homes.  The first boulevard lights on Main Avenue were installed during the term of Mayor John F. Durkan.

 

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