The Maxim light, 1880s.

 
The Maxim light, 1880s.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Illustration of an arc light invented by Sir Hiram Maxim (1840-1916), founder and chief engineer of the United States Electric Lighting Company. From 'Marvels of electricity and magnetism', by Henry Frith (b 1840), published in the 1880s.

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