Russian Developed Electric Rail and Street Lamps

Russian electrical engineer Pavel Nikolayevich Yablochkov developed electric rail and street lamps as commissioned by the Russian government as a means of illuminating the Continue reading

Home Refrigerators Marketed in Chicago

First home refrigerators marketed in Chicago, IL, USA, in 1913. Continue reading

First Rail Dining Car Service

The Great Western Railway of Canada offered dining-car service Continue reading

Electric Toaster Invented

Crompton Company of Chelmsford, England invented and sold the electric toaster in 1893. Continue reading

Electric Plant Uses Poultry Litter Fuel

Lifschutz Davidson designed a commercial electric plant fueled by poultry litter that began operation in Suffolk, England in 1993. Continue reading

The Electric elevator

At the 1880 Mannheim Industrial Exhibition at Mannheim, Germany, Siemens and Halske Company installed an electric elevator, which transported passengers to the top of an observation tower. Continue reading

Electric Arc Furnace Invented

Paul-Louis Toussaint Heroult created the Electric Arc Furnace (Heated by a carbon arc at very high temp.) in France. Continue reading

Switzerland electrifies rail system

In 2000, Switzerland became the first country to have a fully electrified rail system, with less than 0.4 percent powered by other energy sources. Continue reading