FOR two weeks, the arrangement of the machinery being nearly complete, the Exhibition has been open in the evening from 7 till 11. The effect of the illumination of the immense interior of the Rotunda and its annexes by the various incandescent and arc lamps, and of the surrounding places which are lighted by large reflectors, is brilliant. The electric railway of Siemens and Halske between the Rotunda and the Praterstern is already in operation. The theatrical performances at the “Asphaleia” Theatre, which is lighted by 1500 Swan lamps fed by a large Zipernowsky alternating current machine, have also begun this week.
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The Vienna International Electric Exhibition . Nature 28, 466–467 (1883). https://doi.org/10.1038/028466a0