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Background imageElectricity Collection: Lea Hall Colliery and Rugeley A Power Station, Staffordshire, 1963

Lea Hall Colliery and Rugeley A Power Station, Staffordshire, 1963. Lea Hall was the first colliery planned and sunk by the National Coal Board (NCB) and work began in 1954

Background imageElectricity Collection: New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson

New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson
New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Paintings of power stations (artists in brackets): Cliff Quay, near Ipswich, Suffolk (Norman Wilkinson); Poole

Background imageElectricity Collection: Lightning Struck a Flock of Witches, mid-late 19th century

Lightning Struck a Flock of Witches, mid-late 19th century

Background imageElectricity Collection: 'Pit and tools for rent--work on your own', U. S. 99, Fresno County, California, 1939

"Pit and tools for rent--work on your own", U. S. 99, Fresno County, California, 1939
U.S. 99. Fresno County. " Pit and tools for rent--work on your own." California. [ Garage; Electric Welding ]

Background imageElectricity Collection: Men building the Camden Town Sub-Station, London, 1908

Men building the Camden Town Sub-Station, London, 1908
Men building the Camden Town Sub-Station, 102-116 Arlington Road, London, 1908. Site of an electricity sub-station with workmen and scaffolding

Background imageElectricity Collection: Sir Charles Wheatstone, professor of Experimental Philosophy, King's College, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Sir Charles Wheatstone, professor of Experimental Philosophy, King's College, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Sir Charles Wheatstone, professor of Experimental Philosophy, King's College, 1868. Engraving from a photograph by Messrs Hills and Saunders

Background imageElectricity Collection: Edison Storage Battery Train, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Edison Storage Battery Train, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Edison Storage Battery Train, 1912

Background imageElectricity Collection: Sections of the hull of H.M.S. Terpsichore, showing effect of the torpedo explosion at Chatham

Sections of the hull of H.M.S. Terpsichore, showing effect of the torpedo explosion at Chatham, 1865 Creator: Unknown
Sections of the hull of H.M.S. Terpsichore, showing effect of the torpedo explosion at Chatham, 1865. Official drawings...by Mr. P

Background imageElectricity Collection: Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: blowing-up of the Terpsichore by a 75-pounder, 1865

Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: blowing-up of the Terpsichore by a 75-pounder, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: blowing-up of the Terpsichore by a 75-pounder, 1865. Preparations were now made for destroying the Terpsichore, 18-gun sailing-frigate

Background imageElectricity Collection: The International Naval Festival at Cherbourg: illumination of the French ironclad Magenta, 1865

The International Naval Festival at Cherbourg: illumination of the French ironclad Magenta, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The International Naval Festival at Cherbourg: illumination of the French ironclad Magenta - from a sketch by our special artist, 1865

Background imageElectricity Collection: Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: explosion of a 440-pounder, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: explosion of a 440-pounder, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: explosion of a 440-pounder, 1865....Mr. Donald M'Kay, the extensive shipowner, of Boston

Background imageElectricity Collection: Thor: Electric Washing Machine - Chas E. Beck & Co. Ltd, 1920. Creator: Unknown

Thor: Electric Washing Machine - Chas E. Beck & Co. Ltd, 1920. Creator: Unknown
Thor: Electric Washing Machine - The Bugbear of Washing-day and the solution - Chas E. Beck & Co. Ltd. 1920. The Thor washing machine was the first electric clothes washer sold commercially in

Background imageElectricity Collection: Blowing up the Eastern Arch of the Great Exhibition Building, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Blowing up the Eastern Arch of the Great Exhibition Building, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Blowing up the Eastern Arch of the Great Exhibition Building, [South Kensington, London], 1864. Demolition of an...arch which supported the eastern gable end of the nave of the International

Background imageElectricity Collection: 100th anniversary of the discovery of the voltaic column, 1899

100th anniversary of the discovery of the voltaic column, 1899. Creator: Hohenstein, Adolfo (1854-1928)
100th anniversary of the discovery of the voltaic column, 1899. Private Collection

Background imageElectricity Collection: Incandescent a gas. Brevetto Auer, 1895. Creator: Mataloni, Giovanni (1869-1944)

Incandescent a gas. Brevetto Auer, 1895. Creator: Mataloni, Giovanni (1869-1944)
Incandescent a gas. Brevetto Auer, 1895. Private Collection

Background imageElectricity Collection: Electric station boilers, 1911. Creator: Kozlov

Electric station boilers, 1911. Creator: Kozlov
Electric station boilers, 1911. From a collection of documents and photographs from more than thirty participants of the Russian Civil War in the Kuzbass

Background imageElectricity Collection: Launch of the Inflexible at Portsmouth Dockyard: stern view of the ship, 1876. Creator: J. R. W

Launch of the Inflexible at Portsmouth Dockyard: stern view of the ship, 1876. Creator: J. R. W
Launch of the Inflexible at Portsmouth Dockyard: stern view of the ship, 1876. Warship launched using electricity. Hammers and battering-rams were applied to the foremost blocks

Background imageElectricity Collection: Launch of the Inflexible at Portsmouth...Princess Louise Starting the Ship by Electricity...1876

Launch of the Inflexible at Portsmouth...Princess Louise Starting the Ship by Electricity...1876. Creator: W. H. O
Launch of the Inflexible at Portsmouth Dockyard: Princess Louise Starting the Ship by Electricity, 1876. Mr. W. B. Robinson

Background imageElectricity Collection: AI Image - Portrait of Nikola Tesla, c1900s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI Image - Portrait of Nikola Tesla, c1900s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI Image - Portrait of Nikola Tesla, c1900s, (2023). Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer

Background imageElectricity Collection: Christmas Holidays at the Polytechnic: the Electric Machine - drawn by H. G. Hine, 1858

Christmas Holidays at the Polytechnic: the Electric Machine - drawn by H. G. Hine, 1858. Creator: M. Jackson
Christmas Holidays at the Polytechnic: the Electric Machine - drawn by H. G. Hine, 1858. You must see the children, too, at the Polytechnic - as our Artist has seen them - if you would fully

Background imageElectricity Collection: Un Guerrier électrisé, 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier

Un Guerrier électrisé, 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier
Un Guerrier electrise, 1844. An Electrified Warrior. Le Physicien: Tel est, messieurs, l'effet veritablement extraordinaire de la pile de Volta!'

Background imageElectricity Collection: Detail of a switchboard in a dynamo room, between 1900 and 1905. Creator: Unknown

Detail of a switchboard in a dynamo room, between 1900 and 1905. Creator: Unknown
Detail of a switchboard in a dynamo room, between 1900 and 1905

Background imageElectricity Collection: La Fee Electricite (The Spark of Life) (detail), 1937. Artist: Raoul Dufy

La Fee Electricite (The Spark of Life) (detail), 1937. Artist: Raoul Dufy
La Fee Electricite (The Spark of Life) (detail), 1937. Detail from a mural painted for the Paris Exposition of 1937. From the collection of the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

Background imageElectricity Collection: The Electric Target invented by Lieut. Chevalier, 1860. Creator: Unknown

The Electric Target invented by Lieut. Chevalier, 1860. Creator: Unknown
The Electric Target invented by Lieut. Chevalier, 1860. Self-recording target invented by Lieutenant Chevalier of the 1st West India Regiment

Background imageElectricity Collection: U.S.S. Newark, dynamo room, between 1891 and 1901. Creator: William H. Jackson

U.S.S. Newark, dynamo room, between 1891 and 1901. Creator: William H. Jackson
U.S.S. Newark, dynamo room, between 1891 and 1901

Background imageElectricity Collection: An Artist's Gathering, 1903. Creator: Viggo Johansen

An Artist's Gathering, 1903. Creator: Viggo Johansen
An Artist's Gathering, 1903

Background imageElectricity Collection: Yacht Althea, engine room, between 1907 and 1915. Creator: Unknown

Yacht Althea, engine room, between 1907 and 1915. Creator: Unknown
Yacht Althea, engine room, between 1907 and 1915. Engine made by Standard Motor Construction Company; Witherbee Igniter Co. dials in amperes and volts

Background imageElectricity Collection: U.S.S. Oregon, dynamo room, between 1896 and 1901. Creator: Unknown

U.S.S. Oregon, dynamo room, between 1896 and 1901. Creator: Unknown
U.S.S. Oregon, dynamo room, between 1896 and 1901

Background imageElectricity Collection: U.S.S. Oregon switchboard in dynamo room, between 1896 and 1901. Creator: Edward H Hart

U.S.S. Oregon switchboard in dynamo room, between 1896 and 1901. Creator: Edward H Hart
U.S.S. Oregon switchboard in dynamo room, between 1896 and 1901

Background imageElectricity Collection: Broughton Street, looking east, Savannah, Ga. between 1900 and 1910. Creator: Unknown

Broughton Street, looking east, Savannah, Ga. between 1900 and 1910. Creator: Unknown
Broughton Street, looking east, Savannah, Ga. between 1900 and 1910

Background imageElectricity Collection: U.S.S. Massachusetts, dynamo room, between 1896 and 1901. Creator: Unknown

U.S.S. Massachusetts, dynamo room, between 1896 and 1901. Creator: Unknown
U.S.S. Massachusetts, dynamo room, between 1896 and 1901

Background imageElectricity Collection: Travel views of Europe, between 1904 and 1938. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Travel views of Europe, between 1904 and 1938. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Travel views of Europe, between 1904 and 1938. Open carriages and overhead catenaries for trams

Background imageElectricity Collection: Home Economics Section, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Home Economics Section, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Home Economics Section, between 1910 and 1920
Home Economics Section, between 1910 and 1920. USA. Man and woman with scientific apparatus

Background imageElectricity Collection: Supply Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Supply Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Supply Personnel, between 1910 and 1920
Supply Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Women office workers, USA. Note electric fans. Sign reads: Deposit file papers from executive section here

Background imageElectricity Collection: Procurement Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Procurement Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Procurement Personnel, between 1910 and 1920
Procurement Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Women office workers, USA. Note electric fans

Background imageElectricity Collection: Esquisse pour la galerie des métiers de l'Hôtel de Ville : Electricité, 1890

Esquisse pour la galerie des métiers de l'Hôtel de Ville : Electricité, 1890. Creator: Pierre Victor Galland
Esquisse pour la galerie des metiers de l'Hotel de Ville : Electricite, 1890. Electricity

Background imageElectricity Collection: Violano Virtuoso, between 1914 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Violano Virtuoso, between 1914 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Violano Virtuoso, between 1914 and 1917
Violano Virtuoso, between 1914 and 1917. It had an electric player violin and a player piano. It played music off of rolls'. Machine that automatically played a violin and a piano

Background imageElectricity Collection: Violano Virtuoso, between 1914 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Violano Virtuoso, between 1914 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Violano Virtuoso, between 1914 and 1917
Violano Virtuoso, between 1914 and 1917. It had an electric player violin and a player piano. It played music off of rolls'. Machine that automatically played a violin and a piano

Background imageElectricity Collection: Violano Virtuoso, between 1914 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Violano Virtuoso, between 1914 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Violano Virtuoso, between 1914 and 1917
Violano Virtuoso, between 1914 and 1917. It had an electric player violin and a player piano. It played music off of rolls'. Machine that automatically played a violin and a piano

Background imageElectricity Collection: Esquisse pour le salon des Sciences de l'Hôtel de Ville de Paris : La Physique, c.1889 - 1892

Esquisse pour le salon des Sciences de l'Hôtel de Ville de Paris : La Physique, c.1889 - 1892
Esquisse pour le salon des Sciences de l'Hotel de Ville de Paris : La Physique, between 1889 and 1892. Physics: allegorical figure, dynamo, telephone receiver

Background imageElectricity Collection: Union Station under construction, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Union Station under construction, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Union Station under construction, between 1910 and 1917

Background imageElectricity Collection: Union Station under construction, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Union Station under construction, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Union Station under construction, between 1910 and 1917

Background imageElectricity Collection: Military Group, between 1909 and 1914. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Military Group, between 1909 and 1914. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Military Group, between 1909 and 1914
Military Group, between 1909 and 1914. USA. North Western Military Academy Signal Corps; Wireless No. 9'. Murdock Wireless Apparatus in use, powered by Exide battery

Background imageElectricity Collection: Bid Board Office of Supplies & Accounts Navy Dept, between 1915 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Bid Board Office of Supplies & Accounts Navy Dept, between 1915 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Bid Board Office of Supplies & Accounts Navy Dept, between 1915 and 1920. USA. Graph with prices in pounds and hundredweights for Pittsburgh steel in sheet, galvanised and bar form

Background imageElectricity Collection: Students conducting electrical experiments with batteries, Western High... Washington DC, (1899?)

Students conducting electrical experiments with batteries, Western High... Washington DC, (1899?)
Students conducting electrical experiments with batteries, Western High School, Washington, D.C. (1899?)

Background imageElectricity Collection: Group of young women studying static electricity in normal school, Washington, D.C. (1899?)

Group of young women studying static electricity in normal school, Washington, D.C. (1899?)

Background imageElectricity Collection: Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - Plough for Laying the Wire, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - Plough for Laying the Wire, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - Plough for Laying the Wire, 1854. Crimean War. The appliances for laying out the wire over irregular ground, and through marshes and rivers

Background imageElectricity Collection: Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - the Waggon, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - the Waggon, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - the Waggon, 1854. Crimean War. The Electric Telegraph Company have lately supplied Government with a very complete



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