Electric Lighting for Ships (page 1/3)

[picture: Front cover from Electric Lighting for Marine Engineers]

Title: Electric Lighting for Ships

Author: Walker, Sydney F.

Published by: Whittaker & Co.

City: London

Date: 1892

Total items: 13

out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: Fig. 73.---English Shopper Switch]

Fig. 73.—English Shopper Switch

Another design of electrical switch from 1892.

[picture: Fig. 27.---Switchboard.]

Fig. 27.—Switchboard.

“Figs. 27 and 28 show switchboards suitable for use on board ship. Fig. 27 shows the usual arrangement of circuits on board a “tramp.” [more...]

[picture: Figs. 15 and 16.---Showing Siemens' Alternate Current Dynamo, with its Excitor.]

Figs. 15 and 16.—Showing Siemens’ Alternate Current Dynamo, with its Excitor.

Fig. 15 shows the only form of alternator that has been used on board ship [as of 1892]. It is of the Siemens pattern; having, as already explained, a double crown of short field-magnets with the [...] [more...]

[picture: Fig. 62.---Reading-Table Lamp.]

Fig. 62.—Reading-Table Lamp.

“Fig. 62 shows a reading-table lamp, with silk shade. The lamp is fed by a flexible cord.” (p. 152)

[picture: Fig. 69.---Showing Internal View of Tumbler Switch.]

Fig. 69.—Showing Internal View of Tumbler Switch.

“Figs. 69 and 70 are inside and outside of the tumbler switch. The base of this switch is sometimes slate and sometimes porcelain. In larger switches, the “chopper” switch, which corresponds to the tumbler in small switches, is now the [...] [more...]

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Words and pictures from “Electric Lighting for Marine Engineers” by Sydney F. Walker, undated but approx. 1890 (a bookseller lists an 1892 edition). Lots of steampunk potential here!

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