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Andreadis: George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 5 Lamps and Lighting

Call Number: MG-545, Series 5 Lamps and Lighting

1 box     17 folders     .25 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 11

Description: The documents in this series pertain to providing various parts of Lancaster City with light. Series begins in 1834 with the City Council receiving bids for oil to burn in street lamps and concludes in 1895 with an invoice from the Citizens’ Electric, Heat and Power Co. This series also includes invoices for parts, payment receipts for various labors connected to the city power system, petitions to have lamps installed or removed, and bids from companies to receive the city contract to provide citizens of Lancaster with light.

Creator: Lancaster (Pa.)

System of Arrangement: This collection is organized by series of subjects.

Series 1  Market Houses

Series 2  Fire Department

Series 3  Bridges

Series 4  Railroads

Series 5  Lamps and Lighting

Series 6  Relief Fund

Series 7 Administrative Records

 

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Purchased from George and Rhonda Andreadis, 2009-2014.

Note: These documents are mostly administrative records, not permanent records, and were likely purged by the city offices when they were no longer needed. We are fortunate that they survived as they contain details about Lancaster’s past.

Administrative History: Organized and preserved by JP, Summer 2011; finding aid typed by KR, April 2012.

 

Folder 1 Proposals to furnish City with Oil 1834, 1837, 1840

Insert 1 1834

Item 1 To Mr. John Mathiot, Mayor from Daniel Harman. Proposes to supply Lancaster with winter-strained spermaceti oil for the current season. 2 October 1834.

Item 2 From George B Kerfoot. Proposes to supply good Sperm Oil for the winter. 7 October 1834.

Item 3 Cover letter from Mayor John Mathiot to the Gentlemen of the Select of Common Councils—providing the council with the proposals for consideration. Full list of proposals with names and prices on the back of letter. 10 October 1834

 

Folder 1, Insert 2 1837

Item 1 To the Mayor of Lancaster from Steinman. Proposal to supply the best winter Sperm Oil. 2October 1837.

Item 2 To John Mathiot, Esq. from John F. Long. Proposal to supply the best winter Sperm Oil. 3 October 1837.

 

Folder 1, Insert 3 1840

Item 1 From John F. Long. Proposal to supply the best winter Sperm Oil. 6 October 1840.

Item 2 To the Select & Common Council from William Morton. Proposal to supply good winter oil. 6 October 1840.

 

Folder 2 Miscellaneous Estimate and Receipts for Labor connected to lighting in Lancaster City. No Date – 1878

Item 1 From Lancaster Gas Co. Estimate concerning the cost of putting up a lamp post, with description of materials to be used. No Date

Item 2 To John Bush & Son from John Mefsenkop, Street Commission. Receipt for repairing the iron work of two lamps and dressing the ends of four picks. 25 September 1838.

Item 3 To E. Geiger from Lancaster City. Receipt for business expenses for two trips to Philadelphia on Lamp and Post Business. 29 June 1855.

Item 4 To John Smith from Lancaster City. Receipt for installing lamps. 30 June 1855

Item 5 To Henry Tyle from the Lamp Committee. Receipt for removing nine lamp posts. 21 September 1855.

Item 6 To George Yeisley, from the Lamp Committee of the City. Receipt for making five lamp posts. 16 January 1856.

Item 7 To John Magendabler from Lancaster City. Receipt for finishing 16 lamp posts. 13 September 1856.

Item 8 To Heintish & Carter House and Sign Painters from Lamp Committee. Receipt for painting 57 new lamps posts and lamps, 28 old posts, and 57 collars. 14 September 1855

Item 9 To John Flick from Henry Schaum. Receipt for the dressing of six lamp posts. 1 December 1860.

Item 10 To Davis M. Frain from Henry Schaum. Receipt for installing lights in the house of Bartram Schaeffer. 18 September 1862.

Item 11 To Hugh Corcoran from Lancaster City. Receipt for removing old items and installing new ones. 16 January 1863.

Item 12 To George Ernst, Jr. from City of Lancaster. Receipt for repairs in a cell at the Station House. 5 January 1888.

 

Folder 3 Miscellaneous Estimates and Receipts for Supplies connected to lighting in Lancaster City

Insert 1 March 1837 – October 1859

Item 1 To Elleanor Getz from Lancaster City. Receipt for supplies purchased November 14, 1836 through March 14, 1837. March 1837.

Item 2 To Boon & Cockley from Lancaster City. Receipt for one Tierce Sperm Oil (76 gallons). 1838.

Item 3 To Pinkerton & Slaymaker from Lancaster City. Receipt for several purchases of Fluid. 1 February 1853.

Item 4 To J. McCuhley from City of Lancaster. Receipt for several purchases of Fluid. 30 March 1855.

Item 5 From Lancaster City. Receipt for purchases of several lamps and boxes. 27 June 1855.

Item 6 To A. Fairer from City of Lancaster (Watch and Lamp Committee). Receipt for 108 gals. of Fluid. 21 August 1855.

Item 7 To Elleanor L. Getz from Lancaster City. Receipt for five pieces of glass for lanterns. April 1856.

Item 8 To Shenk & Long from Henry Hambright for the City. Receipt for oak planks and flooring boards for lamp committee, 16 January 1858.

Item 9 To Jacob Gable from City of Lancaster. Receipt for 21 lanterns. 25 January 1859.

Item 10           To John D. Skiles from Lancaster City. Receipt for multiple purchases of Fluid and matches. March 1859.

Item 11           To J. D. Skiles from Lancaster City. Receipt for multiple purchases of Fluid and matches. 29 August 1859.

Item 12 To B. R. Sturgis from Lancaster City. Receipt for an improved cylinder gas burner and four dozen 8 ft. back wing tips. 14 October 1859.

Item 13 To Morris Tasker & Co. from George Sanderson, Mayor of City of Lancaster. Receipt for six lampposts lantern glass. 26 October 1859

 

Folder 3, Insert 2 September 1860 – October 1872

Item 1 To J. R. Mackley from Lancaster City. Receipt for Fluid and matches. 1 September 1860.

Item 2 To A. S. Ringwalt from Lancaster City. Receipt for burning fluid, matches and wicks. 31 December 1860.

Item 3 To A. S. Ringwalt from Lancaster City. Receipt for fluid, matches and wicks. 1 February 1861.

Item 4 To Herman Miller from Lancaster City. Receipt for seven pounds of tallow. 12 November 1861.

Item 5 To C. Ecinaras from Lancaster City. Receipt for B. Fluid, matches and wicks. 30 January 1863.

Item 6 To A. S. Ringwalt from City Water Works. Receipt for 2 gals. coal oil. 2 February 1863.

Item 7 To A. S. Ringwalt from J. Henry. Receipt for fluid, matches and wicks. 2 October 1865.

Item 8 To Coonley & Woodward from Lancaster City. Receipt for several orders of coal. February 1867.

Item 9 To Jacob G. Simpson from City of Lancaster. Receipt for two ladders for lamp lighting. 12 May 1871.

Item 10 To Gable & Co. from Lancaster City. Receipt for multiple purchases of supplies for street lamps. (Note: ink is very faint and hard to read) 14 September 1871.

Item 11 To R. Blickenderfer from Lancaster City Gas Committee. Receipt for 13 lamp posts. 20 December 1871.

Item 12 To Heupel & Huber from Lancaster City. Receipt for two large brass gil caps and one large street drill. 2 October 1872.

 

Folder 3, Insert 3 June 1874 – January 1887

Item 1 To John P. Schaum from Lancaster City. Receipt for multiple purchases of supplies for lamps. (Note: this item is two pieces of paper and they are not connected) 1 June 1874.

Item 2 To A. S. Ringwalt from Lancaster City. Receipt for multiple purchases of c. oil, matches and wicks. 3 June 1874.

Item 3To A. S. Ringwalt from Lancaster City. Receipt for multiple purchases of c. oil and matches. 30 June 1874.

Item 4 To A. S. Ringwalt from Lancaster City. Receipt for multiple purchases of c. oil and matches. July 1874

Item 5 To John P. Schaum from Lancaster City. Receipt for supplies purchased for street lamps. August 1874.

Item 6 To A. S. Ringwalt from Lancaster City. Receipt for multiple purchases of c. oil and matches. 21 August 1874.

Item 7 To George W. Brown from Lancaster City. Receipt for lights of glass. 21 March 1878.

Item 8 To the Lamp Committee. Estimate to supply certain items for city lamps. 28 March 1878.

Item 9 To Jacob F. Kautz from City of Lancaster. Receipt for ¼ ton of coal. 11 October 1880.

Item 10 To G. W. Brown from Lancaster City. Receipt for Light Glass for multiple buildings and rooms. 1 February 1881.

Item 11 To The Public Ledger from the Lamp Committee. Receipt for Advertising. 31 May 1881.

Item 12 To Isaac Diller & Sons from Lancaster City. Receipt for one lantern. 1 January 1887.

 

Folder 4 Ordinance for Lancaster City Gas Company. 1840

“An Ordinance, Granting the Lancaster City Gas Company, permission to erect proper buildings to manufacture gas and distribute the same through the City of Lancaster.” (Note: Section 3 and 4 of the Ordinance are on a small piece of paper which is glued to the back of the cover page.) 6 October 1840.

 

Folder 5 Contract of John D. Skiles for Furnishing burning fluid. 1857

Articles of agreement between J. D. Skiles and the City of Lancaster concerning burning fluid used to light the city. 17 October 1857.

 

Folder 6 Invoices from the Lancaster Gas Co. to Lancaster City

Insert 1 September 1855 – June 1864

Item 1 For gas consumed by 73 lamps for 34 nights, 2 lamps for 53 hours. 25 September 1855.

Item 2 For Gas consumed by city lamps, Market Houses, Mayor’s Office. 25 June 1856.

Item 3 Handwritten invoice for parts and labor. 25 December 1856.

Item 4 For gas consumed by 84 lamps for 15 nights in October, 84 lamps for 17 nights in November, 85 lamps for 11 nights in December.   25 December 1856.

Item 5 For gas consumed by 86 lamps for five nights in December, two nights in January, 15 nights in February, 15 nights in March and for one lamp for 26 hours. 25 March 1857.

Item 6 For gas consumed by city lamps. 25 September 1859.

Item 7 For supplies needed to maintain lamps in the city. November 1859

Item 8 For gas consumed by city lamps. (Note: ink is very faint and hard to read) 25 December 1859.

Item 9 For gas consumed by city lamps on East King St, West King St, and City Hall. 25 December 1860.

Item 10 For gas consumed by Mayor’s Office. 25 December 1860.

Item 11 For gas consumed by city lamps on East King St., City Hall, and West King St. (Note: ink is very faint and hard to read) 25 June 1861.

Item 12 Two pieces of paper ‘glued’ together. For gas consumed by street lamps on Center Square, West King St., East King St. 25 March 1862

Item 13 Two pieces of paper ‘glued’ together.For gas consumed by city lamps at West King St., City Hall, and East King St., gas burnt in Vine St at Sewer. 25 September 1862.

Item 14 For labor to maintain certain lamps. November 1862.

Item 15 For gas consumed by street lamps on West King St., City Hall and East King St.. 25 December 1862.

 

Folder 6, Insert 2 March 1864 – June 1876

Item 1 For gas consumed by 103 city lamps. 25 March 1864.

Item 2 For gas consumed by 96 lamps for one night for 4 hours, 4 nights for 3.75 hours, 4 nights for 3 hours, and one night for 2.75 hours. 25 June 1864.

Item 3 For gas consumed by city lamps at East King St., West King St., City Hall, and 107 lamps. 25 December 1864.

Item 4 For gas consumed by 103 city lamps. 25 June 1864.

Item 5 For gas consumed by 130 city lamps at Center Square. 25 March 1871.

Item 6 For gas consumed by 130 city lamps at Center Square. 25 June 1871.

Item 7 For gas consumed by 132 city lamps at Center Square. 25 September 1871.

Item 8 For gas consumed by 132 city lamps. (Note: ink is very faint and hard to read) 25 December 1871.

Item 9 For gas consumed by 135 city lamps. 25 March 1872.

Item 10 For gas consumed by 139 street lamps. 25 June 1872.

Item 11 For gas consumed by 139 city lamps. 25 December 1872.

Item 12 For gas consumed by 139 city lamps. 25 June 1873.

Item 13 For gas consumed by 199 city lamps. 1 March 1876.

Item 14 For gas consumed by 199 city lamps. 1 June 1876.

 

Folder 7 Invoices from the Lancaster Gas Light and Fuel Co. to Lancaster City

Insert 1 July 1881-May 1887

Item 1 Lighting 314 lamps from 1 April to 1 July. Moved lamp at S. Queen and Hazel Streets. New lamp post and repaired lamps at W. King and Charlotte Streets. 1 July 1881.

Item 2 For Gas consumed during quarter ending July 1, 1881 at: the Station House, Council Rooms, No.1 Market St., No.2 Market St., and No.3 Market St. 1 July 1881.

Item 3 For Gas consumed during the quarter ending July 1, 1882 at the Council Rooms. July 1882.

Item 4 For lighting 158 lamps for 1 month and 3 lamps for 17 days. 1 November 1886.

Item 5 For Gas consumed during the month ending November 1886 at: Market No.1, Market No. 2, Market No. 3, the Council Rooms, and the Station House. 1 November 1886.

Item 6 For the October 15th installation of Boulevard Lamps at: on Orange St. between Shippen and Plum Streets; at Lemon and Christian Streets; and at Morton Ave. and S. Queen St. 1 November 1886.

Item 7 For lighting 161 lamps for one month. 1 December 1886.

Item 8 For Gas consumed during the month ending November 30, 1886 at: No. 1 Market, No. 2 Market, No. 3 Market, the Council Rooms and the Station House. 1 December 1886.

Item 9 Lighting 161 lamps for one month. 1 January 1887.

Item 10   For Gas consumed during the month ending January 1887 at: No. 1 Market, No. 2 Market, No. 3 Market, the Council Rooms and the Station House. 1 January 1887.

Item 11 For Gas consumed during the month ending February 1887 at: No. 1 Market, No. 2 Market, No. 3 Market, the Council Rooms and the Station House. 1 February 1887.

Item 12 Lighting for 161 lamps for one month. 1 February 1887.

Item 13 Lighting for 161 lamps for one month. 1 March 1887.

Item 14 For Gas consumed during the month ending April 1887 at: No. 1 Market, No. 2 Market, No. 3 Market, the Council Rooms and the Station House. 1 April 1887.

Item 15 Lighting for 161 lamps for one month. 1 April 1887.

Item 16 Lighting for 161 lamps for one month. 2 May 1887.

Item 17 For Gas consumed during the month ending May 1, 1887 at: No. 1 Market, No. 2 Market, No. 3 Market, the Council Rooms and the Station House. 2 May 1887.

 

Folder 7, Insert 2 June 1887-April 1894

Item 1 Lighting for 161 lamps for one month. 1 June 1887.

Item 2 Lighting for 161 lamps for one month. 1 July 1887.

Item 3 For the July 28th installation of a Boulevard lamp at Walnut and Arch Streets; the moving of a lamp at N. Prince Street and the moving of a lamp on W. James Street. August 1887.

Item 4 Lighting for 161 lamps for one month. 1 August 1887.

Item 5 For Gas consumed during the month ending October 1, 1887 at: No. 1 Market, No. 2 Market, No. 3 Market, the Council Rooms and the Station House. 1 October 1887.

Item 6 Lighting 163 lamps for one month and 1 lamp for 15 nights at Vine St. and Beaver St. 1 October 1887.

Item 7 Installation of a Boulevard Lamp at Vine St. and Beaver St. 1 October 1887.

Item 8 Lighting 175 lamps for one month and two lamps for twenty nights. 2 January 1888.

Item 9 For gas consumed during month ending January 1, 1888 at: No. 1 Market, No. 2 Market, No. 3 Market, Council Rooms, Station House. 2 January 1888.

Item 10 Installed 1 Boulevard Lamp at Strawberry St. and Green St. and 1 Boulevard Lamp and post at Strawberry St. and Locust St. on 12 December 1887. 2 January 1888.

Item 11 Lighting 177 Lamps for one month and moving a lamp from Marietta Ave. to James and Market Streets. 1 February 1888.

Item 12 For Gas consumed during the month ending January 31, 1888 at: No. 1 Market, No. 2 Market, No. 3 Market, the Council Rooms and the Station House. 1 February 1888.

Item 13  Lighting 178 lamps for one month. 1 March 1888.

Item 14 For Gas consumed during the month ending March 1, 1888 at: No. 1 Market, No. 2 Market, No. 3 Market, the Council Rooms and the Station House. 1 March 1888.

Item 15 For Gas consumed during the month ending March 31, 1888 at: No. 1 Market, No. 2 Market, No. 3 Market, the Council Rooms and the Station House. 29 March 1888.

Item 16  Lighting 178 lamps for one month. 29 March 1888.

 

Folder 7, Insert 3 May 1894 – September 1896

Item 1 For two 4 in. half sleeves with bolts. 29 March 1894.

Item 2 For Gas consumed during March 1894 at: No. 1 Market, Central Market, the Council Rooms, the Mayor’s Office, the Station House and the Police Station. 2 April 1894.

Item 3 Lighting 254 lamps for one month and two lamps for fifteen nights. 2 April 1894.

Item 4 Installation of a Boulevard Lamp on Mulberry between Walnut and Lemon Streets, and on Lancaster Ave between Christian and Walnut Streets. 2 April 1894.

Item 5 Lighting 256 lamps for one month. 1 May 1894.

Item 6 For gas consumed during April 1894 at: No. 1 Market, Central Market, Council Rooms, Mayor’s Office, Station House, and Patrol Station. 1 May 1894.

Item 7 Lighting for 256 lamps for one month. 1 June 1894.

Item 8 For gas consumed during May 1894 at: No. 1 Market, Council Rooms, Mayor’s Office, Police Patrol, Station House. 1 June 1894.

Item 9 For 4 Melsbach lights at $2.50 in Mayor’s, Treasurer’s and Superintendent of Water Works Offices. 6 June 1894.

Item 10 Lighting 258 lamps for one month. 1 April 1896.

Item 11 For gas consumed during month ending April 1, 1896 at: Central Market, No. 1 Market, Council Rooms, Mayor’s Office, Station House. 1 April 1896.

Item 12 For gas consumed during Quarter ending May 31, 1896 at: No.1 Market, Central Market, Council Room, Mayor’s Office, Station House. 1 June 1896.

Item 13  Lighting 256 lamps for one month. 1 July 1896.

Item 14 For gas consumed during month ending August 1, 1896 at: No. 1 Market, Central Market, Council Rooms, Mayor’s Office, Station House. 1 August 1896.

Item 15  Lighting 256 lamps for one month, 5 lamps each for ½ month. 1 September 1896.

 

Folder 7, Insert 4 January 1897 – July 1897

Item 1 Lighting 258 lamps for one month. 1 January 1897.

Item 2 For gas consumed during month ending Jan. 1, 1897 at: No. 1 Market, Central Market, Council Rooms, Mayor’s Office, Station House. 1 January 1897

Item 3 For gas consumed during month ending Feb 1, 1897 at: Central Market, No. 1 Market, Council Rooms, Mayor’s Office, Station House. 1 February 1897.

Item 4 Installation of 1 Boulevard lamp at Pine St. near Orange St. 1 February 1897.

Item 5 Lighting 259 lamps for one month. 1 February 1897.

Item 6 For gas consumed during month ending Feb. 28, 1897 at: No. 1 Market, Central Market, Council Rooms, Mayor’s Office, Station House. 1 March 1897.

Item 7 Lighting 259 lamps for one month. 1 March 1897.

Item 8 For gas consumed during month ending March 31 at: No. 1 Market, Council Rooms, Mayor’s Office, Station House. 1 April 1897.

Item 9 Lighting 259 lamps for one month. 1 April 1897.

Item 10 Lighting 259 lamps for one month. 1 May 1897.

Item 11 For gas consumed during month ending Apr 30, 1897 at: Central Market, No. 1 Market, Council Rooms, Mayor’s Office, Station House. 1 May 1897.

Item 12 Meter reading and bill for the gas consumed in the Council Rooms, for gas consumed during the quarter ending May 1, 1897. 6 May 1897.

Item 13 Lighting 259 lamps for one month. 31 May 1897.

Item 14 Lighting 259 lamps for one month. 1 July 1897.

 

Folder 8 Proposal for lamps and lamp posts, 1877

Letter to the Committee on Lamps of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Lancaster from Henry Baumgardner of the Lancaster Gas Light & Fuel Company. Response to a general requests for bids to furnish and install lamps, lamp posts, etc. 12 December 1877.

 

Folder 9 Report of Lamp Committee, 1878

Report submitted to the Select and Common Councils of the City of Lancaster from the Committee on Lamps. 2 January 1878 (note: ink is very faint and hard to read)

 

Folder 10 Proposal to furnish City with Gas, 1878

Item 1 Bid from “Company 1”. Offers to furnish gas at the rate of $15.80 per lamp in the city and $2.00 per 1000 cf in the city building. From Luther Richard, Secretary. 28 May 1878.

Item 2 Bid from “Company 3”. Offers to supply gas in the Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Market Houses, Station House, etc, for 90 cents per 1000 cubic ft and furnish gas at the rate of $16.00 per lamp in the city. From H. Baumgardner, Secretary of the Lancaster Gas Light & Fuel Company. 28 May 1878

 

Folder 11 Invoices for Lamp Lighter Services

Item 1 Bill of payment from the Mayor of Lancaster to John Wiley, for cleaning, filling & lighting the lamps in the 10th District and putting out lights in the 6th, 9th, and 1st Wards on assigned dates. Payment of $1.75. Date Unknown.

Item 2 Bill of payment from Lancaster City to William Sewars for lighting lamps in the 2nd District in the months of December 1877, January, February, March and April 1878. Payment of $41.65. 30 April 1878.

Item 3 Bill of payment from Lancaster City to Henry Althouse for lighting city lamps for the month of May. Payment of $27.00. 1 June 1878.

Item 4 Bill of payment from Lancaster City to Henry Renard for lighting lamps in S. E. Hands for the month of May. Payment $7.50. 1 June 1878

 

Folder 12 Resolution to transfer funds, 1878

Resolve Select Council concerning that the item of seven hundred dollars appropriate for Lighting Lamps be transferred to the item of new Lamps and Lamp Posts. 4 December 1878.

 

Folder 13 Invoices for Lamp Inspectors

Item 1 Bill of payment from Lancaster City to M. Raub for one quarter salary for a gas meter inspector. Payment of $37.50. 1 December 1878.

Item 2 Bill of payment from Lancaster City to M. Raub for gas inspector for the quarter including June 10, 1879. Payment of $37.50. 27 June 1879.

 

Folder 14 Petitions for Lamps, No date-1880

Item 1 Request for a street lamp to be installed on King St. between Charlotte and Mary Streets. Presented to the Select and Common Councils by J. Oberman, Josiah Hess, and Michael Algier. Date Unknown.

Item 2 Cover sheet for a petition to be sent to the Street Committee. Date Unknown.

Item 3 Request for a street lamp to be installed on Duke St south of Woodward St. Presented to the Select and Common Councils by Abraham Garber, J. Jacob Wagner, Jacob Bietz, Ken Howister, Theodore Brown, Jacob Morningstar, and H.C. Hawthorn. 3 April 1879.

Item 4 Request that two lamps be installed in the 7th Ward between Ann St. and property owned by Dr. Carpenter on Factory Rd. Request also that the lamp currently at Dr. Carpenter’s Gate by the lane that goes down to Mrs. Lamparter’s be removed. Presented to the Select and Common Councils by Ehrhart Lamparter, Elizabeth Lamparter, [ ____ ], Casper Hildebrand, Henry Hildebrand, Johannes Cosgrove, Jacob Werz. 1 December 1880.

 

Folder 15 Invoices from the Pennsylvania Globe Gas Light Co. to the City of Lancaster, PA

Insert 1 April 1879 – August 1883

Item 1 For the lighting and care of 134 lamps for one month. 1 April 1879.

Item 2 For the lighting and care of 137 street lamps for one month to May 1. 30 April 1879.

Item 3 For the lighting and care of 3 street lamps for the months of October, November, December, January, February, and March. See comment on bottom of invoice for explanation. 15 May 1879.

Item 4 One Street Lamp. 28 April 1881.

Item 5 For the lighting and care of 185 lamps for 1 month to May 1. 30 April 1881.

Item 6 For the lighting and care of 186 lamps for one month to June 1. 31 May 1881.

Item 7 For the lighting and care of 186 lamps for one month to July 1. 30 June 1881.

Item 8 For the lighting and care of 500 lamps for one month to August 1. 30 July 1881.

Item 9 For the lighting and care of 501 lamps for one month to Sept. 31 August 1881.

Item 10 For the lighting and care of 508 lamps for one month. 1 June 1882.

Item 11 For the lighting and care of 508 lamps for one month, 1 lamp for 22 days, 1 lamp for 12 days to July 1. 30 June 1882.

Item 12 For the lighting and care of 510 lamps for one month and 2 lamps for 7 days to August 1. 30 July 1882.

Item 13 For the lighting and care of 512 lamps for one month and 2 lamps for 28 days to September 1. 31 August 1882.

Item 14 For the lighting and care of 523 lamps for one month, 3 lamps for 25 days, 1 lamp for 23 days, and 1 lamp for 14 days to 1/1/83.  31 December 1882.

Item 15 For the lighting and care of 529 lamps for one month to Sept 1. 31 August 1883.

 

Folder 15, Insert 2 October 1886 – March 1888

Item 1 For lighting and care of 135 lamps for one month, 1 lamp for 19 days, 1 lamp for 18 days, 1 lamp for 16 days. 30 October 1886.

Item 2 For lighting and care of 137 lamps for one month. 30 November 1886.

Item 3 For lighting and care of 137 lamps for one month. 31 December 1886

Item 4 For lighting and care of 136 lamps for one month. 31 January 1887.

Item 5 For lighting and care of 136 lamps for one month. 28 February 1887.

Item 6 For lighting and care of 136 lamps for one month. 31 March 1887.

Item 7 For lighting and care of 136 lamps for one month. 30 April 1887.

Item 8 For lighting and care of 132 lamps for one month, 1 lamp for 8 days. 31 May 1887.

Item 9 For lighting and care of 134 lamps for one month. 30 June 1887.

Item 10 For lighting and care of 137 lamps for one month, 1 lamp for ½ month. 30 September 1887.

Item 11 For lighting and care of 137 lamps for one month. 30 November 1887.

Item 12 For lighting and care of 136 lamps for one month. 31 December 1887.

Item 13 For lighting and care of 136 lamps for one month. 31 January 1888.

Item 14 For lighting and care of 137 lamps for one month, 1 lamp for 13 days. 28 February 1888.

Item 15 For lighting and care of 138 lamps for one month. 28 March 1888.

 

Folder 15, Insert 3 September 1895 – April 1897

Item 1 For lighting and care of 119 lamps for one month. 30 September 1895.

Item 2 For lighting and care of 117 lamps for one month, 2 lamps for 20 days, 2 lamps for 13 days, 2 lamps for 10 days, 1 lamp for six days, 2 lamps for three days. 31 October 1895.

Item 3 For lighting and care of 124 lamps for one month, 1 lamp for 10 days. 30 November 1895.

Item 4 For lighting and care of 125 lamps for one month. 31 December 1895.

Item 5 For lighting and care of 128 lamps for one month. 31 March 1896.

Item 6 For lighting and care of 131 lamps for one month, 1 lamp for 16 days. 31 July 1896.

Item 7 For lighting and care of 132 lamps for one month. 30 September 1896.

Item 8 For lighting and care of 131 lamps for one month, 2 lamps for 19 days. 31 October 1896.

Item 9 For lighting and care of 131 lamps for one month, 1 lamp discontinued. 30 November 1896.

Item 10 For lighting and care of 131 lamps for one month. 30 December 1896.

Item 11 For lighting and care of 131 lamps for one month. 30 January 1897.

Item 12 For lighting and care of 133 lamps for one month, 2 lamps for 2 months. 27 February 1897.

Item 13 For lighting and care of 133 lamps for one month. 31 March 1897.

Item 14 For lighting and care of 135 lamps for one month, 2 lamps for 26 days. 30 April 1897.

 

Folder 16 Invoices from the United State Electric Lighting Co. to the City of Lancaster, PA

Item 1 Cost of electricity for 126 lamps for 31 nights. 30 October 1886.

Item 2 Cost of electricity for 127 lamps for 30 nights and 1 lamp for 26 nights. 30 November 1886.

Item 3 Cost of electricity for 128 lamps for 31 nights. 31 January 1887.

Item 4 Cost of electricity for 128 lamps for 28 nights. 1 March 1887.

Item 5 Cost of electricity for 128 lamps for 30 nights. 30 April 1887.

Item 6 Cost of electricity for 128 lamps for 31 nights. 31 May 1887.

Item 7 Cost of electricity for 128 lamps for 30 nights. 1 July 1887.

Item 8 Cost of electricity for 131 lamps for 30 nights. 3 October 1887.

Item 9 Cost of electricity for 132 lamps for 31 days. 31 December 1887.

Item 10 Cost of electricity for 132 lamps for 29 days. 29 February 1888.

Item 11 Cost of electricity for 132 lamps for 31 nights. 31 March 1888.

 

Folder 17 Invoices from the Citizens’ Electric Light, Heat and Power Co. to the City of Lancaster, PA

For electric light furnished by 226 street arc lamps, 14 Market arc lamps, 756 hours at 3 cents/hour, less deduction for lamps not burning. 1 February 1895.

 

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