Alternating-current transformer developed by Elihu Thomson

General Electric1878/1887

Museum of Innovation & Science

Museum of Innovation & Science
Schenectady, United States

Thomson was among the first to research alternating current electricity. His research began in the 1870s, but he set it aside for several years due to the demand for direct current equipment.


  • Title: Alternating-current transformer developed by Elihu Thomson
  • Creator: General Electric Company
  • Date Created: 1878/1887
  • Location: Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10
  • Subject Keywords: Elihu Thomson, Electricity, Electrical industry, Inventors
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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