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Commodore AL-1000 Desktop Calculator c.1968



The Commodore AL-1000 programmable calculator in the collection was originally purchased for use in the Administration building on the grounds of the Rossdale power plant. This was a very sophisticated machine for the time, although not surprisingly it ...

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Categories: Instruments Collection

Emerson Repulsion Start Induction Run AC Motor



The Emerson 1901 ½ HP Single Phase AC motor. The repulsion-start induction-run motor, starts as a repulsion motor and runs as an Induction motor.  The advantage of this starting scheme provided greater starting torque than a split phase motor ...

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Categories: Motors Collection
Tags: Motors

Thomson Houston 1880's Dynamo Generator

An 1880's Thomson Dynamo runs again to celebrate 125 years of electric lights in Edmonton.



  View the Video on you Tube The Edmonton Power Historical Foundation is excited to have this Thomson Houston dynamo running again in time to commemorate the 125th anniversary of electric lights in Edmonton. The first generator to provide electric ...

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Generator Synchronization Interactive Display



A Generator Synchronizing procedure is used to safely connect an A.C. generator to another running generator or to the grid.  Before closing the breaker several conditions have to be met on the incoming machine: The frequency must match the running ...

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Categories: Instruments Collection

Mercury Arc Rectifier

1920s to 1990s



View a Video of an Operating Rectifier Mercury Arc Rectifiers were used to convert Alternating Current (AC) power to Direct Current (DC) power. They were used by Edmonton Power starting in the 1920s until they were phased out in the 1990s. Mercury ...

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Categories: Rectifiers Collection

Belliss and Morcom Steam Engine

1903



The Belliss and Morcom Steam Engine represents several steam engines used in the 1903 generating station. A steam engine is an external combustion heat engine that makes use of the heat energy that exists in steam and converting it to mechanical energy. ...

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Video - Edison Bipolar Dynamo (Generator)



View the Video on you Tube An Edison Direct Current 6 kilowatt, 125-volt, bipolar dynamo/generator comes alive in the Edmonton Power Historical Foundation (ephf.ca) Museum. We restored a vintage 1890 Edison dynamo which now runs as a direct current electric ...

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Categories: Generators Collection
Tags: Motors

Skinner Steam Engine

circa 1950s



The Skinner Steam Engine drove the GE generator at the Alberta Legislative Assembly building beginning in 1951. It was a three-cylinder Unaflow Engine that allowed the admission of steam to the top and bottom of the steam cylinder. Exhaust was released ...

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General Electric Generator

circa 1950s



This General Electric Generator provided emergency back up power to the Province of Alberta Legislative power plant. It was installed in 1951 and removed in 1996. Manufacturer: Canadian General Electric Alternating Current Generator NO            ...

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Categories: Generators Collection

Synchronous Converter

Circa mid-1920s



The Synchronous Converter was typically used to provide Direct Current (DC) for electrolysis in smelting, for traction motors in mine lifts and for street railway systems. The unit pictured had an Alternating Current (AC) input of 834 amps and a DC current ...

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Categories: Rectifiers Collection

Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Hours of operation 2020

The museum will remain closed this summer and fall.  

Depending on the status of covid-19, The Leduc Country Lights may be back November 28 to Dec 31, 2020, however the EPHF museum will be closed during this event.

We are located on the grounds of the Leduc West Antique Museum. Travel 5 miles west of Leduc on Highway 39. Go north on Range Road 260 (Cohne Dale Road) for about a mile and the museum will be on your right.

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