Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

British Westinghouse: Electricity Generation and Transmission

From Graces Guide

This is a subsection of British Westinghouse

A major part of the activities of British Westinghouse

Subsequently formed a major part of this type of work in Metropolitan-Vickers

Steam Turbines

Westinghouse in the USA took out a licence to produce Parsons turbines.

The first two turbine generators made at Trafford Park were for the savoy Hotel in London. Between 1902 and 1908 83 turbines had been made.

It was decided to adopt Rateau-type impulse stages at the inlet end of some turbines, followed by Parsons-type reaction blading. Experience with impulse blading led Trafford Park to adopt it throughout the turbines, in place of reaction blading.[1]. In the USA, Westinghouse continued to favour reaction blading.

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Sources of Information

  1. '1899-1949' by John Dummelow, Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co Ltd, 1949