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.

Wandsworth Power Station

From Graces Guide
1900. Wandsworth Station.
1900. Wandsworth Power Station - Engine Room.
1900. Two-pole exciters.
1900.
1900.

1894 Under construction by County of London Electric Lighting Co; together with City Road Power Station the combined capacity would be 300kW (equivalent to 9,000 8 candle power glow lamps).

The six 180 kW alternators with their Raworth high-speed engines and the three engine-driven DC exciters were supplied by the Brush Electrical Engineering Co. The boilers were by Babcock and Wilcox, with Vicars' stokers and Green's economisers. Overhead cranes were by Vaughan. Provision was made for doubling the size of the engine room and boiler house.[1]

From Wikipedia:-

Following the First World War new plant was installed. By 1923 the generating plant comprised:-

1 × 1 MW reciprocating engine,
3 × 1.5 MW turbo-alternators,
2 × 5 MW turbo-alternators,
2 × 6 MW turbo-alternators.

By 1954 generating plant comprised:-

2 BTH 5 MW turbo-alternators,
1 BTH 6 MW turbo-alternator,
1 Metropolitan-Vickers 6 MW turbo-alternator.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Engineer, 2 March 1900