PARIS. Action de F250. Serie O. brown, yellow. No 1166099. Fold. Very decorative piece, with a Greek goddess representing 'Water' on one side, and a more modern lady for 'Electricity' on the other. Also little angels, mythical creatures, etc. Formed 1880 to supply water services to Lyon, but soon expanded into electricity and gas, and to other cities ; by 1914 was one of France's leading utility companies. At that time, it started international expansion, first into France's colonial empire, in Africa and elsewhere, and then, after WW1, to other countries. Nationalised 1946, but later re-privatised. In 1968 the Suez company became the major shareholder. The company, with its subsidiaries, is still today a major international utilities company, working in many countries.
Themes: ELECTRICITY, WATER
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