A blog about the Edwardian era in the UK - objects, buildings, people, literature, film and all other aspects of the Edwardian era (covering 1901-1919)
Friday, 30 September 2011
Ship's Wireless Cabin, 1910
Recreated at the Science Museum in South Kensington, London is a Ship's Wireless Cabin of 1910, with the latest Marconi Wireless equipment. From the museum's own display board;
"The Marconi Company hired their equipment to ship-owners, and provided a trained operator. This 1.5 kW installation was standard for larger ships. Because of the noise from the spark gap and the rotary converter which powered it, most of the transmitter was enclosed in a 'silence cabin'."
Posted by Richard Hannay at 21:59
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