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Electricity at the Crystal Palace

Nature volume 25, pages 561563 | Download Citation



IV.—Electrical Accumulators. THE new accumulator of Messrs. E. Volckmann and J. S. Sellon, exhibited at the Crystal Palace Electrical Exhibition, in connection with the Lane-Fox system of electric lighting in the Alhambra Courts, has already been announced, but its construction has hitherto been kept a secret for reasons of patent right. The storing-power of this new secondary battery may be gathered from the fact that 33 cells feed 201 Lane-Fox incandescent lamps, nominally of 20-candle power for 7 hours at a time, if the battery is fully charged to start with. The actual light of each lamp, however, is nearer 30 candles; and it is found that these lamps, which are designed to bear a 20-candle current from the generator, I will stand a 30-candle current from the accumulator owing to its more uniform flow.

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