Literature

Products illustrated in the literature of William Sugg & Co fill this website providing details from another era that would otherwise have been lost.

As mentioned in the ‘introduction to publications’ the catalogues were given ‘List numbers’ which follow through the years. The catalogue list numbers and the miscellaneous products are conveniently shown on two catalogue pages from the 1880’s as shown below although at this date the highest list number is 8:

Catalogue List rot cut darken 260  Catalogue List of extras darken 260

Pages from the 1880’s catalogue below illustrate the huge range of beautiful ‘simple’ fixtures designed to take open flame burners.

(SEE LARGER VERSIONS OF THESE UNDER ‘Simple Brackets & Pendants‘ in ‘Interior Lighting’ within ‘Lighting’.)

 1880's 10 rot cut 275 - 125  1880's 9 cut 275 - 125  1880's 8 rot cut 275 - 125  1880's 11 rot cut 275 - 125

From 1904 to 1908 the catalogue size was increased and the sections were available separately. The page below lists the huge range of products and facilities offered by William Sugg & Co at this time.

 List of work Jan 1906 550w

After the death of William Sugg in 1907 there was quite a shift towards more standardisation in publications although the reference numbers for the different groups of products were retained, albeit with additional numbers to cover later products. In addition, for many years, a new booklet was produced every year. Because of the popularity of the Sugg lighting products and the literature as collectors items in their own right, I reproduce here the covers and dates of many items which could be considered collectables, to assist with identification.

LIST 11 ‘Lamps & Fittings’ and LIST 11 Section 2 ‘Brackets & Pendants’

List 11 Sept 10 100

Sept 1910

List 11 Jan 11 100

Jan 1911

List 11 Jan 12 100

Jan 1912

List 11 sect 2 Jan 12 100

Jan 1912

List 11 Sept 12 100

Sept 1912

List 11 May 13 100

May 1913

List 11 Sect 3, Aug 13 100

Aug 1913

List 11 Feb 14 100

Feb 1914

List 11 Sect 3, Oct 20 100

Oct 1920

List 11 Dec 20 100

Dec 1920

List 11 Aug 26 Oct 27 100

Aug 26 – Sept 27

List 11 Sept 29 100

Sept 1929

List 11 Apr 31 - Jul 32 100

Apr 31 – July 32

List 11 June 34 100

June 1934

List 11 Aug 37 100

Aug 1937

Mr Elton whose name is seen on several of the covers above worked in the sales department and was clearly not going to let anyone take his catalogues away! As it happens he was right – they survived!

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This is what the inside of one catalogue looks like:

CATALOGUE LIST 11 APRIL 1931

List 11 1931-2 cover - outer 550

List 11 1931-2 cover - 1 550

List 11 1931-2 2 & 3 550

List 11 1931-2 4 & 5 550

List 11 1931-2 6 & 7 550

List 11 1931-2 8 & 9 550

List 11 1931-2 10 & 11 550

List 11 1931-2 12 & 13 Rochester & squat patt 1931-2 550

List 11 1931-2 14 & 15 Roch & Litt Parabolic shades & Advertising screens 550

List 11 1931-2 16 & 17 550

List 11 1931-2 18 & 19 550

List 11 1931-2 20 & 21 550

List 11 1931-2 22 & 23 500

List 11 1931-2 24 & 25 500

List 11 1931-2 26 & 27 500

List 11 1931-2 28 & 29 550

List 11 1931-2 30 & 31 550

List 11 1931-2 32 & 33 550

List 11 1931-2 34 & 35 550

List 11 1931-2 36 & 37 550

List 11 1931-2 38 & 39 550

List 11 1931-2 40 & 41 550

List 11 1931-2 42 & 43 550

List 11 1931-2 44 & 45 550

List 11 1931-2 46 & 47 550

List 11 1931-2 48 & 49 550

List 11 1931-2 50 & 51 550

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List 11 1931-2 52 & 53 550

List 11 1931-2 54 & 55 550

List 11 1931-2 56 & 57 550

List 11 1931-2 58 & 59 550

List 11 1931-2 60 & 61 550

List 11 1931-2 62 & 63 550

List 11 1931-2 64 & 65 550

List 11 1931-2 66 & 67 550

List 11 1931-2 68 & 69 550

List 11 1931-2 70 & 71 550

List 11 1931-2 72 & 73 550

List 11 1931-2 74 & 75 550

List 11 1931-2 76 & 77 550

List 11 1931-2 78 & 79 550

List 11 1931-2 80 & 81 550

List 11 1931-2 82 & 83 550

List 11 1931-2 84 & 85 550

List 11 1931-2 86 & 87 550

List 11 1931-2 88 & 89 550

List 11 1931-2 90 & 91 550

List 11 1931-2 92 & 93 550

List 11 1931-2 94 & 95 550

List 11 1931-2 96 & 97 550

List 11 1931-2 98 & 99 550

List 11 1931-2 100 & 101 550

List 11 1931-2 102 & 103 550

List 11 1931-2 104 & cover 550


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