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Electricity Collection

Background imageElectricity 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 imageElectricity Collection: WW2 poster, Don t be fuel-ish

WW2 poster, Don t be fuel-ish
WW2 poster, The worker who left the lights on -- Don t be fuel-ish. Wasted electricity means less fuel to make the weapons we need for victory

Background imageElectricity Collection: Electricity / Voltaic Pile

Electricity / Voltaic Pile
VOLTAIC PILE The first workable device for generating a consistent flow of electricity, invented in 1799 by Alessandro Volta

Background imageElectricity Collection: Calder Hall Power Stn

Calder Hall Power Stn
Calder Hall Nuclear Power Station, Cumbria, England, Britains first, it opened in 1956. The first in the world to produce electricity on a commercial scale. Closed 2003

Background imageElectricity Collection: National Electric Grid

National Electric Grid
Part of Britains National Grid, this is the sub-station at Yoker, near Glasgow, Scotland. The tower is 90 metres tall and carries the lines across the Clyde

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

Royal Ediswan, Edison and Swan United Electric Light Company 1919

Background imageElectricity Collection: Stationery, Hotel Royal Grande Bretagne, Florence, Italy

Stationery, Hotel Royal Grande Bretagne, Florence, Italy. 1890s

Background imageElectricity Collection: Incandescent giant lamp, model of the Edison type bulb. Expo

Incandescent giant lamp, model of the Edison type bulb. Expo
Incandescent giant lamp, twelve feet high, mounted on a pedestal crowned by a model of the Edison type bulb, increased 20, 000 times

Background imageElectricity Collection: AEESA refrigerator

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

Background imageElectricity Collection: Duncan Watson & Co

Duncan Watson & Co
An advertisement from 1909 advertising electricity as the cheapest light in the country house.1d will provide 100 candle power for one hour

Background imageElectricity Collection: Mr Bernacchi at work

Mr Bernacchi at work
Mr Bernacchi, a member of the British 1901-4 polar expedition, at work with an electrometer

Background imageElectricity Collection: Batteries Charged Here sign

Batteries Charged Here sign
A tin/alloy sign advertising Exide batteries, mentioning that batteries can be Charged Here. *EDITORIAL USE ONLY*

Background imageElectricity Collection: The General Strike - Government leaders

The General Strike - Government leaders
Government leaders during the General Strike: Ministers and Commissioners. 1. Chief Civil Commissioner: Sir W. Mitchell-Thomson, 2. Principal Chief Assistant Commissioner, Mr. A. B. Lowry, 3

Background imageElectricity 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 imageElectricity 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 imageElectricity Collection: Fishing boat and Dungeness Power Station

Fishing boat and Dungeness Power Station
A wooden fishing boat on the pebble beach at Dungeness. Dungeness A nuclear power station, now decommissioned in the background Date: 1990

Background imageElectricity Collection: Electricity Sub-station Transformer

Electricity Sub-station Transformer, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageElectricity Collection: Rhayader, Wales - Craig-y-alt-Goch dam

Rhayader, Wales - Craig-y-alt-Goch dam
Craig-y-alt-Goch dam, in the Elan Valley, Rhayader, Wales. The reservoir supplies water to Birmingham - 80 miles away! Date: circa 1920s

Background imageElectricity Collection: Tractor Ploughing

Tractor Ploughing
A tractor ploughing over autumn stubble beneath ominous electricity grid pylons on a farm in Suffolk, England

Background imageElectricity Collection: Punch / Infant Electricity

Punch / Infant Electricity
King Steam and King Coal wonder what the Infant Electricity will grow into

Background imageElectricity Collection: Joule / Electricity Test

Joule / Electricity Test
James Prescott Joule, English physicist, measures the rate at which heat is produced by an electric current. The joule, a unit of work or energy, is named after him

Background imageElectricity Collection: Hawksbees 2nd Machine

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

Background imageElectricity Collection: Edison / Electricity / NY

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

Background imageElectricity Collection: Electric Rail Dinner

Electric Rail Dinner
Still another use for electricity: a miniature railway that brings food from the pantry to the table, removing the need for contact with troublesome servants

Background imageElectricity Collection: Electricity Oersted

Electricity Oersted
The Danish scientist Christian Oersted observes the link between electricty and magnetism, enabling him to develop electro-magnetism leading to modern machines

Background imageElectricity Collection: Electricity Ramsden

Electricity Ramsden
Jesse Ramsden of London demonstrates his improvement on Guerickes electric machine, replacing the sphere by a rotating disc

Background imageElectricity 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 imageElectricity 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 imageElectricity Collection: Comic Postcard - Greyhound Racing - The hares run by electricity, Bill Is it

Comic Postcard - Greyhound Racing - The hares run by electricity, Bill Is it? I wish they d give the blinkin dorg I backed a few shocks then!. Date: 1926

Background imageElectricity Collection: Paris Expo 1900, Palace of Electricity, France

Paris Expo 1900, Palace of Electricity, France

Background imageElectricity Collection: Palace of Electricity, Paris Exposition, France - 1900

Palace of Electricity, Paris Exposition, France - 1900

Background imageElectricity Collection: Puerta del Sol, circa 1900, by Enrique Martinez Cubells

Puerta del Sol, circa 1900, by Enrique Martinez Cubells
Enrique Martinez Cubells (1874-1947). Spanish painter. Puerta del Sol, circa 1900. History Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageElectricity Collection: Hastings Harbour, Sussex, with ferry

Hastings Harbour, Sussex, with ferry, and an advertisement for electricity - clean, convenient, healthy. (2 of 2) Date: 1936

Background imageElectricity Collection: Electric Cab, London

Electric Cab, London. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageElectricity Collection: The Paris exhibition at night

The Paris exhibition at night. The Exposition Universally of 1900, better known in English as the 1900 Paris Exposition, was a world's fair held in Paris, France

Background imageElectricity Collection: Wicket Drying Machine

Wicket Drying Machine
A new machine for drying wickets being tried out at Lord's cricket ground. Running off electricity, it dries the wickets with a current of hot air. Date: 1931

Background imageElectricity Collection: RMS Queen Mary, miles of protected cabling

RMS Queen Mary, miles of protected cabling
RMS Queen Mary, some of the 4, 000 miles of protected cabling Date: 1930s

Background imageElectricity Collection: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American scientist

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American scientist, inventor and politician. In 1776 he wrote, with Jefferson and John Adams, the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America

Background imageElectricity Collection: Australian General Electric Advertisement

Australian General Electric Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Australian General Electric Co, with bases in Sydney and Melbourne. Image shows a red lamp, blasting light into a living room

Background imageElectricity Collection: Advert, Dr Lowder's Magneto-Electric Battery

Advert, Dr Lowder's Magneto-Electric Battery
Advert, bizarre medical device, Dr Lowder's Magneto-Electric Battery Date: 1889

Background imageElectricity Collection: Mammoth Edison Lamp, Paris Exhibition of 1889

Mammoth Edison Lamp, Paris Exhibition of 1889
Mammoth Edison Lamp, United States Section of Universal Exhibition of Paris, 1889 Date: 1889

Background imageElectricity Collection: Edison Electric Lighting, Paris Exhibition of 1889

Edison Electric Lighting, Paris Exhibition of 1889
Edison Electric Lighting, United States Section of Universal Exhibition of Paris, 1889 Date: 1889

Background imageElectricity Collection: 1969 1960s 60s Sixties Electric Man Men Electricity

1969 1960s 60s Sixties Electric Man Men Electricity
1969, 1960s, 60s, sixties, electric, man, men, electricity, council, appliance, appliances, testing, laboratories, laboratory, leatherhead, surrey, lab, labs, test, experiment, quality, electrical

Background imageElectricity Collection: CEGB linesmen doing maintenance work, Kent

CEGB linesmen doing maintenance work, Kent
CEGB (Central Electricity Generating Board) linesmen doing routine maintenance work on the Supergrid transmission line between Northfleet and Canterbury, 24 July 1961

Background imageElectricity Collection: Electricity Council appliance testing lab, Leatherhead

Electricity Council appliance testing lab, Leatherhead
Electricity Council appliance testing laboratories, Leatherhead, Surrey. A new extension was opened on 16 May 1969. Showing the Housecraft Department

Background imageElectricity Collection: Calder Hall Atomic Power Station, Cumbria

Calder Hall Atomic Power Station, Cumbria, the first power station in the world to generate electricity on an industrial scale from nuclear energy, which opened in 1956



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