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File 8/9 Annual Report on the State of Bahrain for the year AH 1351 [‎63r] (130/200)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (96 folios). It was created in 3 Jun 1933-27 Jul 1933. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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Elec. Supply)
oi electricity), a showroom has been opened on the
sea^ road;, in a central position o posi^e the Eastern
Bank, ana in a thoroughfare which rromises to be
the leading street in the town of Msnamah. New
ofiices have also been opened on the same site,
the premises which are the property of H.B.Shaikh
Hamad, having been rented by the department.
Ice Plant.— The Municiusl ice riant was run very
successfully during the summer of lS51, and at the end
of the run the plant was given a complete overhaul.
The chief components of the ammonia comrressor were
renewed, such as the piston, cylinder, bearings, valves,
etc., this being necessary on account of the age of
the plant, which ms practically worn out. Owing to
the plant having only one compressor, it base to run
continuously for approximately four and half months
during the season. ^ The question of purchasing a
second compressor should be seriously considered for
the season"of 1353.
Consumption.— The revenue from the sale of electri
city would have been much more, but for the fact that
a large number of consumers changed their lamps from
those^supplied, originally, 40 of 60 watts to 5 watts.
These are" German and Japanese lamps obtainable in the
local bazaar, and give just enough light to see by,
provided that one has good eyesight. " They seem how
ever to suit very many of the local consumers, parti
cularly those of the poorer class.
It has been pointed out that if this practice
increases it would call for an increase In the price
of the unit to counteract the loss in revenue.
Transmission losses.— Units lost in transmission
during the year amounted to 18.5^ as compared to
23.4jfauring 1350. This is due to the increased
load and to'the fact that transformers were switched
out whenever possible during the winter.
Fuel & Lubricating oils.— Fuel oil costs per unit
are slightly lower, .25 annas per unit as compared
with .38 in"1350. due to the purchasing price of the
oil bein? slightly lower, and the load slightly more.
Lubricating oil cpst per unit .1 annas as_compared
to .09 annas, is a little higher, due to having to
run the plant on certain days every week during^ ^he
winter months for the benefit of the Imperial Airways.
This necessitates considerable extra starting and
Normally the plant is closed down daily between the
hours of 9-30 a.m. and 3-30 p.m. from
April each year, but Imperial.Airways L^d. having
installed a wireless station in L’lanamah in connection
with the landing of their machines, applied.for current
on the day days^ on which a machine arrived.

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The volume contains the Annual Report of the Government of Bahrain for the Hijri year 1351 AH. The report is written by the Adviser to the Bahrain Government, Sir Charles Dalrymple Belgrave.

The report was submitted by Belgrave to the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain, Percy Gordon Loch, who then forwarded it to the Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , at Bushire. The correspondence relating to this process is included in the volume.

The report itself (folios 8-83), submitted in June 1933, is divided into sections corresponding to a particular subject, as follows: Revenue and Expenditure; Pearl Industry; Police and Public Security; Judicial; Land Registrations; Education; Manamah Municipality; Muharraq Municipality; Artesian Wells; Agriculture; Sunni Wakf Department; Shia Wakf Department; Audit; Imperial Airways; Press Propaganda; Counterfeit Coins; Death of Shaikh Sir Isa bin Ali [Shaikh ‘Īsá bin ‘Alī Āl Khalīfah], accession of Shaikh Hamad bin Isa [Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah]; Bahrain Electric Supply; Customs; General; Miscellaneous.

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1 volume (96 folios)

The volume is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 98; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 12-83; these numbers are also written in ink, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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