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Steve M. Taylor
09/22/05 05:11
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#101366 - Deptford
Responding to: Andy Neil's previous message
Ferranti designed all the equipment at Deptford, from the boilers to the alternators, to the (coaxial) distribution cables. He demonstrated that it was perfectly safe to drive a steel crowbar through the energised cable by holding a steel crowbar placed on the cable while a labourer drove the spike with a sledgehammer.

S.Z. de Ferranti was 21 years old at the time.

Steve

List of 11 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
War of Currents: Edison vs. Tesla      James Hinnant      09/22/05 01:53      
   So who won?      Russell Bull      09/22/05 03:35      
      Electric Chair      Andy Neil      09/22/05 03:50      
         the other way      Neil Kurzman      09/22/05 13:49      
   Ferranti      Andy Neil      09/22/05 03:51      
      Tesla was the first      Slobodan Mandaric      09/22/05 05:06      
      Deptford      Steve M. Taylor      09/22/05 05:11      
      wiki:Ferranti      James Hinnant      09/25/05 03:13      
         Efficiency?      Oliver Sedlacek      09/26/05 02:04      
         Closed loop      Jan Waclawek      09/26/05 02:39      
            's true      Steve M. Taylor      09/26/05 06:37      

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