Result list 1 April 2017

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Lotnumber: 663
LONDON. 1 Share of £100. black, red seal on vellum. #1300. No 880. Folds. Printed on vellum. Fine embossed seal of Neptune. The company was formed 1807 to raise water by steam-power from the River Lea, to supply the needs of east London. In the cholera epidemic of 1832/3 the company's clean water from the river (as opposed to polluted water from the Thames) played an important role in defeating the epidemic. By 1848 it supplied the water of the Lea to 70.000 houses, which used on average 120 gallons daily per house. The company was acquired by the Metropolitan Water Board in 1904.
Themes: BEFORE 1800, WATER
GREAT BRITAIN
Date: 22 March 1808
Quality: VF-EF
Startprice: € 200