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: 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. 17.---Showing Old Type of Gramme Continuous Current Dynamo.]

Fig. 17.—Showing Old Type of Gramme Continuous Current Dynamo.

Fig. 17 shows the early type of Gramme machine, some of which may still be seen doing good work. (p. 64)

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[picture: Fig. 70.---Tumbler Switch.]

Fig. 70.—Tumbler Switch.

“The weak points of this switch would appear to be: – [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. 73.---English Shopper Switch]

Fig. 73.—English Shopper Switch

Another design of electrical switch from 1892. [$]


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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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