Eiffel Tower's electric lamp, 1889

Eiffel Tower's electric lamp, 1889

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Caption: Eiffel Tower's electric lamp. Artwork of the large electric light (100 amps, 500 horsepower, 8 million carcels) installed at the top of the Eiffel Tower after its construction for the Universal Exposition (World Fair) of 1889 in Paris, France. Referred to as the 'phare electrique' (electric lighthouse), this lamp was installed above the apartments that Eiffel had built at the top of the tower for his personal use. Birds would sometimes be killed as they flew into the tower, attracted or confused by the light. Artwork from 'Electricite' (1911) by Max de Nansouty, part of the 'Les merveilles de la science' series of 1867-1891 by Louis Figuier.

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