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The driving force: the story of The Electrical Power Storage Company

By Asha Gage, IET Archivist In 1882 The Electrical Power Storage Company (EPS) was established at 4 Great Winchester Street, London with a factory works at 84 West Ferry Road, Millwall. It manufactured the Swan-Sellon-Volckmar accumulator, and it could be... Continue Reading →

John I Thornycroft & Vosper Thornycroft Shipbuilding Photographs

The image above, taken in 1952, shows the then newly built ship HMS Duchess, a Daring-class destroyer that served in the Royal Navy from 1952 to 1964, and in the Royal Australian Navy from 1964 to 1980 at which point... Continue Reading →

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