Engraving of generators in a 19th C. power station

Engraving of generators in a 19th C. power station

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Caption: 19th Century electricity generation. Engraving of electricity generators inside a power station built in 1885. The generators, designed by J.E.H. Gordon, were steam driven. This power station was typical of the time, producing low-voltage electricity for local distribution only. Engraving of Paddington power station in London, Great Britain. Image taken from the Electrician journal of 1886.

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Keywords: 19th c, 19th cent., electrical, electricity, electricity generation, generator, historical, history of science, paddington power station, physics, power station, technology

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