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Caravalho, D.N. (fl. 1881) The Edison 250-light dynamo.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07616.07 Author/Creator: Caravalho, D.N. (fl. 1881) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph signed Date: 1881 Pagination: 1 albumen : b&w ; 50.9 x 40.8 cm.

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Summary of Content: Signed by principal lighting engineer, Charles L. Clarke. Depicts generator body with six stacks, larger than the 150-light dynamo. Printed text on mount identifies Edison Machine Works as the site of the dynamo's production. Pencil inscription below title reads, "1881." While some parts of the image are faded, most of the dynamo's composite parts appear in clear focus. See GLC07616.06 for the 150-light dynamo.

Background Information:

People: Edison, Thomas Alva, 1847-1931
Clarke, Charles L., fl. 1881

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Science and TechnologyInventionIndustryElectricity

Sub Era: The Gilded Age

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