Lighthouse using electric light, c 1885.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Lighthouse using electric light, c 1885.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


An illustration of a lighthouse using electricity to provide light.. Electricity was only introduced to lighthouses in the early 1870s. Front cover of 'Les Nouvelles Conquetes de la Science: L'Electricite' by Louis Figuier published by Marpon and Flammarion in c 1885. One of a series of books entitled 'The New Conquests of Science' which illustrated the many new developments in science and technology in the late nineteenth century.

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