The Duke of Westminster presided yesterday week at a meeting in Grosvenor House, where Lady Grosvenor distributed the prizes awarded to the successful exhibitors at the Smoke Abatement Exhibition held some months since at South Kensington. The report of the committee stated that nearly 1000 tests of the various appliances had been made. Two gold medals were awarded—one to Messrs. Thompson Brothers, of Leeds, for their kiln and baker's oven, and the other to the Dowson Economic Gas Company for cheap gas. It was resolved to form a Smoke Abatement Institution.
Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2255—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 22, 1882, p.86