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Siemens Brothers: Electricity Generators

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1893 Examples of Generators & Motors produced in 1893[1]

  • 180 kW dynamo for St. James' and Pall Mall Co., 240V, 350 rpm, to be driven by Willans and Robinson I.I.I. engine.
  • 400A, 140V dynamo for London and Hampstead Battery Co., to be driven by Willans and Robinson G.G. engine.
  • 343A, 210V dynamo, 460 rpm, for Charing Cross and Strand Co., to be driven by Willans and Robinson G.G.G. engine.
  • Two 125A, 66V dynamos for Rietschoten & Houwens, to be driven at 250 rpm by Tangye engines.
  • 40A, 100-125V 1210 rpm dynamo for Junin Railway, to be direct coupled to Howes Pelton wheel.
  • 155A, 105V, 900 rpm belt-driven dynamo for Porirua Lunatic Asylum (New Zealand).
  • 200 kW alternator, 2100V, 340 rpm, for Vestry of St. John, Hampstead, to be driven by Willans and Robinson I.I.I.S. engine; also 20 kw alternator, 2100V, 540 rpm, to be driven by Willans and Robinson E.E. engine via flexible coupling; also 100 kW alternator, 2100V, 385 rpm, to be driven by Willans and Robinson H.H.S. engine.

1906 The electric light, power and traction activity of Siemens Brothers and Co were separated from the rest of the business and transferred to Siemens Brothers Dynamo Works which was incorporated as a limited company.


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Sources of Information

  1. Information from the Siemens Brothers (Woolwich) Order Books.