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Thomson-Houston Dynamo

Fred Prichard

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11/16/2019
Here is one I owned back before digital cameras were around. It came with a very large black slate switchboard complete with all gauges etc. My very first quality sideshaft ( about a 3 HP Hamilton) came from the same barn. In those days new things came along about every week so both were traded off for new toys. Fred
 

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OttoEngineMan

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Here is one I owned back before digital cameras were around. It came with a very large black slate switchboard complete with all gauges etc. My very first quality sideshaft ( about a 3 HP Hamilton) came from the same barn. In those days new things came along about every week so both were traded off for new toys. Fred
Hi Fred, Thanks for sharing and I sure prefer the picture of it on the left by far...Let me know if you ever hear of one come up forsake please..
 

m_thompson

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There is a large one at the NEWSM.org connected to an Armington-Sims steam engine. I can take some pictures of it the next time I visit.
 

OttoEngineMan

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If anyone is aware of possibly a original condition one forsale I sure would appreciate a heads up about it. I really like the looks of the ARC Lighting ones too. Was lucky to find several really nice Biplor motors at Coolspring last week..
 

t6299fm

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09/12/2012
I have a TH lighting Dynamo 6kw 125 volt. That is similar to the one pictured. It is placarded at 2200 rpm.....FAST for 1885. I will restore it one day as a companion to the Edison 6KW
 

t6299fm

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Be careful with that thing...There are 20 Edison's for every Thompson Houston
 

diggin4s

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12/17/2019
The Edmonton Power Historical Foundation has this Thomson Houston generator, was to have been originally from OHIO, note the ephf.ca Edison & Thomson Houston are being "motored" for display purposes as that our building footprint has no provision for suitable drivers & we are unwilling to run these units at or about original rpm's, unit weight is 4400 lbs & the "ball" armature is approx 675 lbs, the control panel is a slate re-purposed panel from 1915 Edmonton Power Plant


https://www.ephf.ca/Blog.asp?id=100&title=Thomson-Houston-1880s-Dynamo-Generator
 
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diggin4s

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12/17/2019
Looks nearly identical to the one at the NEWSM.
The NEWSM unit is 28 light, the EPHF unit is 30 KVA DC output & 4400 lbs, EPHF got what was available in area & were advised to pursue a Thomson Houston, EPHF would have been happier to have had a Thomson Houston AC version of what was run in 1891 for the Edmonton, North West Territories street light system but it had a 1000 volt output & required 1000 to 52 volt transformers which likely went to WW1 metal salvage a EPHF volunteer created a full scale display model of the AC unit TH Paul collis replica copy.jpg
 
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