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Steam cars and electric lamps: the expansive career of Colonel Crompton

By Anne Locker The first steam traction engines in India. The first electric lights installed in the Vienna Opera House. The first domestic electricity supply schemes in the UK. These, and many more engineering firsts, were the work of the... Continue Reading →

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Persia in the 1920s

The above photograph, taken in 1925, shows flour mills at the village of ‘Bund Amir’, today known as Band-e Amir in Shiraz County, Fars Province, Iran. The photograph is one of many taken in Fars Province in 1925 by the... Continue Reading →

Electrification of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway 1926 – 1928

The IET Archives has just completed the digitisation of a photographic collection concerned with the electrification of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (BB & CI Railway) between 1926 and 1928. The photographs, which were donated to the archives... Continue Reading →

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