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Electrical Collection

Background imageElectrical Collection: Tesla Coil - Twain

Tesla Coil - Twain
TESLAs COIL Author Mark Twain holds a loop over a resonating coil : high- tension current passes through his body before it brings the lamps to incandescence

Background imageElectrical Collection: Variety Theatre, Dr. Walford Bodie

Variety Theatre, Dr. Walford Bodie
Dr. Walford Bodie 1869 - 1939, One of the most famed and controversial Music Hall performers of his day. Known as the Electrical Wizzard

Background imageElectrical Collection: Nikola Tesla / Himmel Erde

Nikola Tesla / Himmel Erde
NIKOLA TESLA American electrician and inventor, born in Croatia of Serbian parents; seen here in his laboratory at Colorado Springs in 1899/1900

Background imageElectrical Collection: Poster, Exide, The Long Life Car Battery

Poster, Exide, The Long Life Car Battery, needs no handle to its name. circa 1945

Background imageElectrical Collection: Omnibus I, 1895 or 1892, by Anders Zorn

Omnibus I, 1895 or 1892, by Anders Zorn
Anders Zorn (1860-1920). Swedish painter. Omnibus I, 1895 or 1892. National Museum. Stockholm. Sweden

Background imageElectrical Collection: Permanent Hair-Waving machine, 1928

Permanent Hair-Waving machine, 1928
Curls are attached by the flex to the chandelier-like electrical machine. This device was exhibited at the Hairdressers Annual Exhibion at the White City, 1928

Background imageElectrical Collection: Gibbs Happy Families - Master Tooth

Gibbs Happy Families - Master Tooth the Dentists son. 20th century

Background imageElectrical Collection: Vacuuming a Wireless

Vacuuming a Wireless
Frequent cleaning of a wireless set (radio) can easily be done with use of the spare parts of a Hoover vacuum cleaner

Background imageElectrical Collection: Electrical Magnet appliances 1929

Electrical Magnet appliances 1929
Products from the Harrods catalogue electrical department, including Magnet, irons, kettles, shaving pot, milk sterilizer, coffee percolator, water boiler, toaster, griller and toaster, towel rail

Background imageElectrical Collection: Electric Fires 1929

Electric Fires 1929
Electrical heaters give cosy warmth instantly day and night no fumes no smoke, products for Harrods catalogue electrical department. 1929

Background imageElectrical Collection: Royal Ediswan, Edison and Swan United Electric Light Company 1919

Royal Ediswan, Edison and Swan United Electric Light Company 1919

Background imageElectrical Collection: Advert for Goblin teasmade 1954

Advert for Goblin teasmade 1954
How nice to receive a Goblin teasmade. Every morning of the year to be wakened to morning tea freshly made, ready at your bedside for enjoyment in cosy comfort

Background imageElectrical Collection: Cap badge, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Cap badge, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Brass cap badge (the Kings Crown Shield) of REME, the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Oval in shape, with a crown at the top, a pair of compasses at the centre

Background imageElectrical Collection: Harry Prices ghost hunting kit

Harry Prices ghost hunting kit
Undated photograph of Harry Prices ghost hunting kit, comprising a Reflex and cine cameras, tools for sealing doors and windows, apparatus for secret electrical controls, steel tape

Background imageElectrical Collection: Nettlefolds patent pointed screws

Nettlefolds patent pointed screws, from Verity Electrical Supplies, Aston, Birmingham. 1903

Background imageElectrical Collection: Three Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer craftsmen

Three Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer craftsmen
Photograph of three Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer craftsmen repairing the engine of an A Squadron, 15/19th Kings Royal Hussars Saracen Armoured Personnel Carrier, Malaya

Background imageElectrical Collection: AEESA refrigerator

AEESA refrigerator
First electric refrigerator produced in Spain by AEESA brand (Anglo-Espanola de Electricidad SA). 50 s. Colored

Background imageElectrical Collection: Cona Coffee Machine

Cona Coffee Machine
Advertisement for the Cona coffee machine (British made)

Background imageElectrical Collection: Advert for Parkins and Gotto electrical novelties 1906

Advert for Parkins and Gotto electrical novelties 1906
Advertisement from 1906 for Parkins and Gotto, of Oxford Street, London, showing the wide range of electrical novelties, including a working model of the Metropolitan electric railway train with

Background imageElectrical Collection: In front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London

In front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London
A great stage and a great curtain: in front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London. Top centre: a diagrammatic view of the revolving stage

Background imageElectrical Collection: The method of linking up hands and feet of sitting mediums

The method of linking up hands and feet of sitting mediums
Undated photograph showing the method of linking up hands and feet of sitting mediums by means of electrical control. This is one of series of photographs documenting Harry Prices investigations into

Background imageElectrical Collection: Lecture on Stephen Grays discoveries in electricity

Lecture on Stephen Grays discoveries in electricity
A lecture at the Charterhouse, London on Stephen Grays discoveries in electricity. In the early eighteenth century, Gray demonstrated that charges of electricity could be conducted by some materials

Background imageElectrical Collection: John Wesley / Electrical

John Wesley / Electrical
JOHN WESLEY English religious leader, founder of Methodism : always interested in science, he is depicted observing an electrical experiment

Background imageElectrical Collection: Tesla Coil - Discharge

Tesla Coil - Discharge
TESLAs COIL here used to discharge electricity from the earth; due to the photos long exposure the separate flashes appear as though they come in one burst

Background imageElectrical Collection: Box Irons Advert / 1888

Box Irons Advert / 1888
BOX IRONS heated internally by patent artificial fuel

Background imageElectrical Collection: Fuel winter crisis: Heating pumped from the earth and water

Fuel winter crisis: Heating pumped from the earth and water
Diagram illustrating how heat in the earth and water can provide heating for homes and factories. City Electrical Engineer of Norwich

Background imageElectrical Collection: Mathieu Dutilh

Mathieu Dutilh
MATHIEU DUTILH French physicist, associated with Franklins electrical experiments concerning lightning etc. Date: active 1750s

Background imageElectrical Collection: Manufacture of circuit boards

Manufacture of circuit boards
A complicated multi-component electronic device for manufacturing circuit boards. It consists of a number of miniature soldering irons to attach the electrical components and a magnifying camera

Background imageElectrical Collection: The four men in charge of the signal box at Brighton

The four men in charge of the signal box at Brighton
The four electrical signal men in charge of the large electrical signal box at Brighton which controls the passage of trains entering Preston Park, Brighton Station

Background imageElectrical Collection: New dial operated telephone system

New dial operated telephone system
Series of three photographs showing a new automatic system of telephoning introduced in Britain in 1911. The movement of a dial operated electrical switches and magnets in the telephone exchange

Background imageElectrical Collection: Sir Wh Preece / Russell 06

Sir Wh Preece / Russell 06
SIR WILLIAM HENRY PREECE British electrical engineer

Background imageElectrical Collection: Hawksbees 2nd Machine

Hawksbees 2nd Machine
English physicist Francis Hawksbees second version of his electrostatic generator, based on a rotating glass sphere

Background imageElectrical Collection: Edison / Electricity / NY

Edison / Electricity / NY
EDISONs NEW YORK PLANT The central electrical plant of the Edison Company at New York

Background imageElectrical Collection: Electrolux Appliances

Electrolux Appliances
A housewife demonstrates some Electrolux products: a fridge, a water softener and a vacuum cleaner

Background imageElectrical Collection: John Ambrose Fleming

John Ambrose Fleming
JOHN AMBROSE FLEMING English electrical engineer; contributed to development of telephony, electric lighting and wireless telegraphy

Background imageElectrical Collection: Bede BD-2 N837BD

Bede BD-2 N837BD
Bede BD-2 N937BD. at Rockford, Illinois in 1967. Powered by a 225hp modified Continental IO-360C, this heavily rebuilt Schweizer 2-32 sailplane was intended for a globe-circling

Background imageElectrical Collection: Early telephones, Verity Electrical Supplies

Early telephones, Verity Electrical Supplies
Early telephones from Verity Electrical Supplies, Aston, Birmingham. 1903

Background imageElectrical Collection: Advert, James Gray & Son, Edinburgh, Scotland

Advert, James Gray & Son, Edinburgh, Scotland
Advert for James Gray & Son, Stove and Grate Makers, Kitchen Ranges, Electric Light Fittings, George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. 1905

Background imageElectrical Collection: Electrical dischargers and doublers, 18th century

Electrical dischargers and doublers, 18th century
Electrical dischargers and doublers, including Tiberius Cavallos multiplier, 18th century. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts

Background imageElectrical Collection: Dr Jean-Martin Charcot, Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Paris

Dr Jean-Martin Charcot, Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Paris
The neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot in a consulting room of the mental hospital Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris. Patients wait for treatment with an electric current. Date: 1885

Background imageElectrical Collection: United States Air Force - Convair B-36D Peacemaker 44-92065

United States Air Force - Convair B-36D Peacemaker 44-92065
United States Air Force - Convair B-36D-45-CF Featherweight Configuration II Peacemaker 44-92065 (msn 62), of the 326th Bombardment Squadron, 92nd Bombardment Wing, from Fairchild AFB, Spokane, WA

Background imageElectrical Collection: Photographs of Harry Price at Work

Photographs of Harry Price at Work. Full length photograph of Harry Price seated demonstrating the electrical control under which Rudi Schneider was tested

Background imageElectrical Collection: Complete Blue Streak electrical mock-up

Complete Blue Streak electrical mock-up for circuit testing at Stevenage, circa 1964. Date: circa 1964

Background imageElectrical Collection: Brush Electrical Engineering veteran car advert

Brush Electrical Engineering veteran car advertisement, early 1900s Date: circa 1900s

Background imageElectrical Collection: Finished electronic valves, Ernest Turner Electrical Instrum

Finished electronic valves, Ernest Turner Electrical Instruments factory, High Wycombe in 1951

Background imageElectrical Collection: Ernest Turner Electrical Instruments factory, High Wycombe

Ernest Turner Electrical Instruments factory, High Wycombe in 1951

Background imageElectrical Collection: Hoover advert, A millionaire could not buy a better cleaner

Hoover advert, A millionaire could not buy a better cleaner
Hoover vacuum cleaner advert, A millionaire could not buy a better cleaner Date: 1947

Background imageElectrical Collection: Bede BD-2 N937BD

Bede BD-2 N937BD. at Rockford, Illinois in 1967. Powered by a 225hp modified Continental IO-360C, this heavily rebuilt Schweizer 2-32 sailplane was intended for a globe-circling



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