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. 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. 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. 73.---English Shopper Switch]

Fig. 73.—English Shopper Switch

Another design of electrical switch from 1892. [$]

[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.” [$]

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

Fig. 70.—Tumbler Switch.

“The weak points of this switch would appear to be: – [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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