Brush Electric Light & Power Company

Brush Electric Light & Power Company
Item# 1807


Stock Certificate, unissued/uncanceled
S. N. Francis Printing, Colorado Springs
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Charles Francis Brush was an American pioneer in the commercial development of electricity. His inventive genius ranked with an elite group of electric pioneers including Thomas A. Edison. Brush designed and developed an electric arc lighting system that was adopted throughout the United States and abroad during the 1880's. The arc light preceded Edison's incandescent light bulb in commercial use and was suited to applications where a bright light was needed, such as street lights and lighting in commercial and public buildings. A key element in Brush's arc lighting system was his dynamo (electric generator). The dynamo was the workhorse of the Central (power) Station, a concept developed independently by Brush and Edison, which eventually grew into the electric power generating industry.

The image on this certificate is of Brush’s Cleveland processing facility at the corner of McHenry and Mason Streets.

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