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Photograph - Melbourne Electric Supply Co, 15,000 kW Metropolitan-Vickers-ThompsonTurbo Alternator Set, Richmond, Victoria, 1930 Image Reg. No: MM 107142

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.
Black & white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
15,000 kW Metropolitan-Vickers-Thompson 3,000 .p.m. 6,600 V AC 50 cycles/sec 3-phase Turbo-Altenator Set installed by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) in the engine room at Melbourne Electric Supply Co's Green Street Power Station, Richmond, Victoria. The unit was first activated on 7th May 1929.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 99 mm (Height), 125 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: electric power generation, electric power stations, electrical equipment, steam turbines, alternators
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: Hand written in pencil on album page below photograph: '30/4/30'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 30 Apr 1930
Organisation Depicted: Melbourne Electric Supply Co. Ltd Green Street Power Station, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 30 Apr 1930
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Metropolitan-Vickers Co Ltd, Sheffield & Manchester, England, Great Britain, circa 1929
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Thompsons Engineering & Pipe Co. Ltd, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, circa 1929
References: Photograph appears in album HT 24137, on Page 46, top right.

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