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.

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

Front cover from Electric Lighting for Marine Engineers

A dark red cover with an illustration of a battleship in black; in gold, a beam of light from the ship’s mast illuminates a smaller, distant, floating ship or submarine. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Fig. 61.---Guarded Portable Lamp Fitting.]

Fig. 61.—Guarded Portable Lamp Fitting.

“Fig. 61. shows a portable guarded fitting intended for portable lamps, for holds, etc. A flexible cable is attached to it and a switch placed at the point of conection.” (p. 152) [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. 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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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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