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Souvenir of the Visit of Lord and Lady Kelvin to General Electric Company

Artist:
Unknown
Date:
1897
Medium:
Platinum prints
Dimensions:
Album: 30 x 36.4 x 1.4 cm (11 13/16 x 14 5/16 x 9/16 in.) Sheet: 29.2 x 29.9 cm (11 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.) Images: each approximately 17.8 x 22.8 cm (7 x 9 in.), or the reverse
Classification:
Albums
Credit Line:
Joyce F. Menschel Photography Library Fund, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.355 (1-33)
Not on view
Inscription: Letterpress title page; descriptive letterpress captions precede each print
[...], (Waverly Auctions, 2006), [Blue Ridge Books, Orlean, Virginia, until February 2007], [Margolis & Moss, Santa Fe, New Mexico with Paul Hertzmann, Inc., San Francisco, California]

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900," October 11, 2008–January 4, 2009.

Graphische Sammlung Albertina. "Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900," February 13, 2009–May 17, 2009.

This album commemorates the visit of Lord and Lady Kelvin to the Schenectady Works of the General Electric Company on September 24, 1897. Plates include:

1. General View of the Schenectady Works of the General Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y., U. S. A. (photographic reproduction of an existing drawing)

2. Private Car "The Nomad" in Which the Journey to Schenectady Was Made

3. Interior View of "The Nomad"

4. Route Taken by Lord and Lady Kelvin and Party (photographic reproduction of an existing drawing)

5. Magnet Frame of 800 Kilowatt Multipolar Direct Current Lighting Generator, 135 Volts, 6000 Amperes, Normal Capacity 16000 50 Watt Incandescent Lamps

6. A Corner of the Machine Shop for Heavy Work Building No. 9 Showing Portable Slotting Machine and Horizontal Boring Mill

7. Air Blast Transformers, 215 Kilowatts Each, For St. Anthony's Falls, 4000 Ampere Potential Regulator at the Left

8. Erecting and Testing Shops as Seen From the Northern Gallery, Buildings Nos. 11 and 12, 960 Feet Long

9. 150000 Volt Disruptive Discharge, 15 Inch Striking Distance Between Needle Points – 125 Cycles, 35 Kilowatts Maximum Power Available in Arc

10. 150000 Volt Disruptive Discharge, 15 Inch Striking Distance Between 1-2 Inch Spheres – 125 Cycles, The Striations Show the Alternations of the Current

11. Testing a Pair of 400 Kilowatt Three-phase Rotary Converters, Testing Department, Building No. 11

12. Diagram of Connections for Test of the Three-phase Rotary Converters Shown in the Preceding Photograph (photographic reproduction of an existing drawing)

13. View in Power Station Showing Two 225 Kilowatt 250 Volt Generators Connected to Triple Expansion Engine, Total Capacity of Power Station, 2575 Kilowatts

14. View in Armature Shop, building No. 15, Showing Partly Assembled Armature Body for 850 Kilowatt Railway Generator

15. A Corner of the Armature Shop, Building No. 15, Showing Armature Cores and Partly Wound Armature for Face Commutator Machines

16. Armature with Face Commutator for 800 Kilowatt Multipolar Direct Current, 135 Volt Lighting Generator

17. Stationary Armature of 750 Kilowatt, 6600 Volt Three-phase Generator, to Which an Insulation Test of 25000 Volts was Applied, Building No. 15

18. Corner of Armature Shop, Building No. 15, Showing Transformer Testing Set for Detecting Short Circuited Coils on Armatures

19. Armature with Face Commutator for 450 Kilowatt Direct Current Lighting Generator, 160 Volts, 3000 Amperes, Normal Capacity 8000 50 Watt Incandescent Lamps

20. Automatic Circuit Breaker with Magnetic Blow-out and the Magnetic Cut-out in Which 800 Ampere Fuse was Blown

21. The 800 Ampere Fuse Blown in Magnetic Cut-out (copy print)

22. View of the Standard 500 Kilowatt Direct Connected Multipolar Railway Generator Which Furnished the Current for Blowing the 800 Ampere Fuse

23. Corner of Railway Motor Testing Room, Two GE-52 (27 H.P.) Railway Motors Under Test

24. The Surface Contact Railway

25. Factory Motor Car Used on the Surface Contact Railway

26. Group of Electro-magnets for Operating Street Contacts of Surface Contact Railway

27. Looking South-west From Searchlight Tower, Building No. 23

28. Looking North-west From Searchlight Tower, Building No. 23

29. Looking Up the Mohawk Valler From Searchlight Tower, Building No. 23, Showing Bicycle Sheds in Foreground, Capacity 648 Wheels

30. Looking East From Searchlight Tower Dome of Union College Building in Center at Background

31. Test of Series Parallel Controller for Railway Motors, Building No. 23

32. Party Leaving Works, Water Rheostats in Background, Building No. 23 (in the front row beginning at the left, A. L. Rohrer, George E. Emmons, Charles P. Steinmetz, Elihu Thomson, Lady Kelvin, Lord Kelvin, Spencer Trask, Ogden Mills and George Foster Peabody, the last three being on the board of directors at that time. Edwin W. Rice is between Professor Thomson and Lady Kelvin, and Eugene Griffin is visible between Lord and Lady Kelvin; others unidentified.)

33. Street Car Equipped with Two General Electric 35 H.P. Railway Motors, Electric Brakes and Controllers
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