Saturday, June 6, 2009

Old time electricity

This is a steam powered electric generator that was built in 1887. The generator was used to supply electricty to an underground cavern where the owner gave large parties. It was used until 1917 when they replaced the steam powered generator with a kerosone powered generator. The ingenuity of the common man never ceases to amaze me!


  1. So just fliping on the light switch on your way into the cavern wasn't an option back then! You'd have to get a good fire going, make some steam then presto, light!

    Good picture and good subject!

  2. I guess they didn't mind starting the fire for the generator because they were probably doing the same thing for the still!


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