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Broadway, New York City, before the invention and installation of Thomas Edison's underground tubing system

Edison Electric Light Company1880/1885

Museum of Innovation & Science

Museum of Innovation & Science
Schenectady, United States

The drawing shows power poles with dozens of criss-crossing lines. Lines included high voltage power lines for arc lighting installations and low voltage telegraph lines. The lines were installed by dozens of different companies. Some lines were abandoned and varied in the quality of insulation. Lines would sometimes arc between each other.

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  • Title: Broadway, New York City, before the invention and installation of Thomas Edison's underground tubing system
  • Creator: Edison Electric Light Company
  • Date Created: 1880/1885
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10 in
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: Streets, Electricity, Power lines
  • 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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