Tyne and Wear HER(4360): Gateshead, Sunbeam Lamp Works - Details
Gateshead, Sunbeam Lamp Works
Light Engineering Works
Electrical Engineering Works
Sunbeam Lamp Works was part of the Victoria Engineering Works (HER ref. 5095). The Sunbeam Electric Lamp Company was formed in 1880 and mostly made steam turbo-dynamos for use on ships for electric lighting. Charles Parsons joined the Victoria Works in 1884 and developed his steam turbine in this building. The Sunbeam Lamp Works incorporated Park House, an 18th century mansion. It burnt down in 1891.
<< HER 4360 >> 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map, 1899, 6 inch scale, Durham, 3, SW K. Pearson, 1973, A History of Clark Chapman Co Ltd, Gateshead, Unpublished thesis, Hebburn Technical College