Electric Lighting for Ships (page 1/3)

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

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!

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.

Some sample images

[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...] [$]

[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. 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: Fig. 60.---Bulkhead Fitting for Lighting two Cabins with one Lamp.]

Fig. 60.—Bulkhead Fitting for Lighting two Cabins with one Lamp.

“Fig. 60 shows another form of bulkhead fitting designed to economise lamps. As will be understood, it is fixed in a hole cut in the bulkhead to receive it, say between two cabins, the flange shown being screwed to the woodwork, and the light showing on either side. This fitting is most frequently used where a permanent light is required. It would [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Fig. 72.---Author's Main Switch---Bent Spring Pattern.]

Fig. 72.—Author’s Main Switch—Bent Spring Pattern.

“Figs. 72 and 75 show the author’s form of large switch.” [$]


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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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