Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Paddington]
BOROUGH OF PADDINGTON.
public lighting department.
LIST OF PLANT FIXED IN THE PUBLIC STREETS WITHIN THE
PARISH, LADY-DAY, 1891.
1,994 Cocks and Spindles
1,672 Head Irons
1,672 Lamp-posts and Columns, with Stand Pipes
222 Bracket Head Irons and Lamp Fittings
98 Meter Boxes and Connections
98 Meters and Fittings
69 Refuge Lamp-posts and Columns
63 Refuge Meter Boxes, Meters, and Fittings
42 Sugg's Lambeth Pattern 100 C. P. Lamps
16 Sugg's York Pattern, with "Billingsgate" Burners
4 Bray's 80 Candle Power Lamps
1 Sherman's 8-feet per hour Lamp
6 Sugg's Yictoria Lamps
EXPERIMENTAL AND TESTING APPARATUS FIXED AND IN
USE AT THE VESTRY HALL, LADY-DAY, 1891.
15½ cubic feet Testing Gas Holder and Connections
1 Meter for Testing Lamp Governors
1 Experimental Governor
1 Do. Minute Clock, "King's"
1 Do. 30/10ths " King's " Pressure Guage
1 Pair Inspector's Pocket Guages
50/10ths Pressure Register, Clock, Base, and Fittings
1 Fixed Table, for Testing purposes
1 Experimental Meter, for Testing by observations of one minute
1 Small Bent Glass Pressure Guage
2 Syphon Double-action Meter Pumps
2 Pressure Guage Lengthening Brass Tubes
1 Hullett's Patent Pressure Guage
Closets, Shelves, and Fixtures
Table for Experimental Purposes
Fender and Fire-irons
Linoleum and Chairs
[I.] DEFECTS OF UNMETERED LAMPS REPORTED DURING THE YEAR.
|Knocked down and out of Lighting.||Escapes in Columns or defective Stand Pipes.||OUT OF LIGHTING.||Cocks found turned off in the night.||Lights blown or knocked out, and Gas escaping.|
|All Night.||Part of Night.|
|Water.||Naphthaline.||Stoppage in Services.||"Water.||Formation of Naphthaline.||Stoppages in Services.|
|Total for 12 months ended March 25, 1891.||115||31||5||8||12||Out.||Bad.||Out.||Bad.||Out.||Bad.||47||98|
|DEFECTS OF METERED LAMPS REPORTED DURING THE YEAR.|
|Total for 12 months. ended March 25, 1891. >||...||4||...||. ..||53||...||. ..||...||. . .||...||...||2||...|