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Photograph - A.U. Alcock Electric Power Co, Burnley Street Power Station, Engine Room, Richmond, Victoria, 1899 Image Reg. No: MM 121019

Part of a large photographic collection of glass plate and film negatives, photographic prints and photo albums, relating to the development of the electric power supply industry in Victoria, operated by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) from 1919 to 1993 and various predecessor private and municipal power supply enterprises dating back to the late 1880s.
Sepia toned black & white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
Two electric generators in the power station of A.U. Alcock Electric Power Co., Burnley Street, Richmond, 1899.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 149 mm (Height), 205 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: electric power generation, electric power stations, electrical equipment, engine houses, steam engines, alternators, exciters, steam pipes, safety barriers, ladders, hand tools
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) Collection
Primary Classification: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Secondary Classification: Electric Power - Generation
Tertiary Classification: power stations
Inscriptions: Handwritten in black ink on album page below photograph: 'Alcock & Co. 1899.'
Format: Photograph: Sepia
Place & Date Depicted: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1899
Organisation Depicted: A.U. Alcock Electric Light & Motive Power Co. Ltd Burnley Street Power Station, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1899
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Ganz & Co, Budapest, Hungary, circa 1894


Arcs&Sparks Posted on 09 Feb 2011 5:22 PM
The picture shows two 80kW, 2kV Ganz alternators direct-coupled to vertical 'high speed' steam engines with separate belt driven exciters. Installed about 1894. (Curtis, 1930).

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