The International Electrical Exhibition of 1884: A Landmark for the Electrical Engineer

  title={The International Electrical Exhibition of 1884: A Landmark for the Electrical Engineer},
  author={Jane Mork Gibson},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Education},
  • J. Gibson
  • Published 1 August 1980
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Education
The International Electrical Exhibition of 1884, sponsored by the Franklin Institute, was held in Philadelphia fromn September 2 to October 11, 1884. It recorded the past in a historical exhibit and bibliogaphical collection, displayed the present in exhibits of machinery and equipment for the production and use of electricity, and presaged the future in the first public display of a vacuum tube. In competitive tests, Edison's lamps burned for 1000 h but scrificed efficiency. The dynamos of… 
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