American Electric / Thomson-Houston

In the late 1870's Professors Elihu Thomson and Edwin Houston began experimenting with and patenting improvements on existing arc lamp and dynamo designs. In 1880 after being approached by a…

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Adams-Bagnall Arc Lamps

The Adams-Bagnall Company was formed in the mid 1890's by employees of the Brush/Swan incandescent plant who left Brush after the company was taken over by Thomson-Houston. If you look…

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Electric light before Edison??

  By Charles Brush  Yes, there were electric lights powered by central stations before Edison's! Carbon arc lamps saw extensive use throughout the USA and the world from the late 1870s…

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