Electric Lighting

Inquiry Unit

Electric Lighting

When was the last time you lived without electric lights? Maybe a thunderstorm, hurricane, or blizzard caused a power outage in your neighborhood. Many of us feel so uncomfortable without electricity …

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Rural Electrification

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Rural Electrification

Electric Lighting Inquiry Unit

Download PDF Visit Source 1 Visit Source 2 An advertisement for the Rural Electrification Administration and a photograph showing an ERA electric meter on the side of a farmer's house.…

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Mark Twain in Nikola Tesla’s Lab

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Mark Twain in Nikola Tesla’s Lab

Electric Lighting Inquiry Unit

Download PDF Visit Source 1 Visit Source 2 Photograph of an electric lamp being illuminated by passing a current through the body of Mark Twain.…

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Luna Park at Night

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Luna Park at Night

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Download PDF Visit Source Photographs of Luna Park in Coney Island, NY at night showcasing the spectacular lighting.…

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Light Through The Ages

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Light Through The Ages

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Download PDF Visit Source Promotional literature for the Westinghouse Electric Co.…

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Inventor Lewis Latimer Biography and Patent

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Inventor Lewis Latimer Biography and Patent

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Download PDF Visit Source 1 Visit Source 2 "Lewis Howard Latimer (1848-1928)...attended only grade school, and the remainder of his education was self-taught...He had a fabulous appetite for …

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Portrait of Hertha Marks Ayrton

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Portrait of Hertha Marks Ayrton

Electric Lighting Inquiry Unit

Download PDF Visit Source 1 Visit Source 2 Hertha Marks Ayrton was a British engineer, mathematician, physicist and inventor. She was the first woman elected member of The Institution of Ele…

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