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Big House.

By lynks
In 1868, a hydraulic engine was installed, with water being used to power labour-saving machines such as laundry equipment, a rotisserie and a hydraulic lift. In 1870, water from one of the estate's lakes was used to drive a Siemens dynamo in what was the world's first hydroelectric power station. The resultant electricity was used to power an arc lamp installed in the Gallery in 1878. The arc lamp was replaced in 1880 by Joseph Swan's incandescent lamps in what Swan considered 'the first proper installation' of electric lighting

Tags: Architecture Cragside house

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PeelNStick 12 4 United States
28 May 2012 7:59PM
Nice crisp capture.

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tonyguitar 4 55 33 Canada
29 May 2012 3:54AM
Interesting history. Interesting, foot bridge. Assuming its a footbridge due to the slope. The bridge seems a university engineering exercise as it uses pilons and strut design commonly used in massive bridges that carry six lanes of traffic. Likable image. TG

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