Zenobe Gramme, Belgian electrical engineer, late 19th century.

 
Zenobe Gramme, Belgian electrical engineer, late 19th century.
4 0 c m
 
36cm
actual image size: 28cm x 32cm

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Engraved portrait of Zenobe Gramme (1826-1901) who built the first direct-current dynamo using his 'Gramme ring', a ring-wound armature. Gramme's invention was the first electric generator to be used for commercial electro-plating and electric lighting. Illustration from 'Die ElektricitAt im Dienste der Menschheit' (Electricity in the service of mankind) by Alfred Ritter von Urbanitzky (b 1852), published in Vienna in 1885.

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