Electricity at the World’s Fair of 1893 Columbian Exposition: Illustrated Enlarged Special Edition

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Release date: January 17, 2020
Author: John Barrett
Cover Design: Mark Bussler
Length: 514 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
MSRP: $29.95


Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair ushered in the modern electric age with an unprecedented display of electrical lighting, fountains, and dynamos to power the greatest party on Earth.

Everything that you ever wanted to know about electricity at the 1893 World’s Fair but were afraid to ask, it’s all here! Chief of the Electric Department, John Barret, wrote this incredibly informative and in-depth guide to all things electric at the Columbian Exposition in 1894. Leaving no stone unturned, he describes in impeccable detail the exhibits, the power, the specs, and more.

Illustrated with remarkable photographs and engravings from Chicago’s 1893 White City, Electricity at the World’s Fair of 1893 Columbian Exposition: Illustrated Enlarged Special Edition delivers a stunning remastered reading experience with enlarged pages, impeccably re-scanned images, authentic period font, and a lavish retro cover design by Expo: Magic of the White City and Westinghouse director, Mark Bussler (writer 1939 New York World’s Fair: The World of Tomorrow in Photographs and artist of the 19th-century inspired The Horrible Octopus.)

Take an electrifying tour through the World’s Fair and marvel at Westinghouse’s incandescent lighting system, Edison’s Tower of Lights, outside and inside arc lighting, subways and conduits, wires, the intramural railway, the Gray Teleautograph, and much more.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Incandescent Lighting
Chapter 3: Arc Lighting
Chapter 4: The Power Plant
Chapter 5: Dynamos
Chapter 6: Motors
Chapter 7: Transmission and Regulations of Electric Current
Chapter 8: Measuring Instruments
Chapter 9: Switchboards
Chapter 10: Electric Railway Systems and Appliances
Chapter 11: Railway Signaling and Safety Devices
Chapter 12: Telegraphy
Chapter 13: Telephony
Chapter 14: Fire and Police Apparatus
Chapter 15: Primary Batteries
Chapter 16: Secondary or Storage Batteries
Chapter 17: Electric Heating, Welding, and Forging
Chapter 18: Electricity Applied to Mining
Chapter 19: Electro-Chemistry
Chapter 20: Electro-Therapeutics and Electro-Surgery
Chapter 21: Electrical Apparatus for War, Marine, and Naval Service
Chapter 22: Annunciators and Electrical Calls
Chapter 23: Electric Clocks
Chapter 24: Carbons for Electrical Purposes
Chapter 25: Electrical Parts and Miscellaneous
Chapter 26: Electrical Journals and Periodicals
Chapter 27: Awards in the Electrical Department
Chapter 28: The Electricity Building

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