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In round numbers, 4,000,000 a year is expended by the householders of the metropolis for gas alone. It is, therefore, not to be wondered at that there should be severe competition among venders of lighting processes for recognition and favour among such a constituency; but, so far, nothing has been submitted which at all compares with gas for economy and convenience in households, and, of the many electric light companies recently formed, the majority will, I fear, be ultimately put into liquidation, while several have from the first been mere bubbles.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.135