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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

Boiler Control Panel

1932



This Boiler Control Panel was used on the No. 2 Boiler at the Rossdale Power Plant. The panel controlled the amount of fuel and air entering the boiler furnace, which was determined by the amount of steam required at a given time. The control panel operated ...

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Boiler Control Console 1965

The control console was used for No. 10 Boiler in the Rossdale Central Control Room



This Console was used to control the boiler functions; such as Combustion control (Air and Fuel amounts) feedwater flow, steam pressure and the amount of steam production Manufacturer:                            ...

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Riveted Steam Drum Head

1932



Pictured above is one head of a the steam drum from Boiler #2. Each end of the Steam Drum is closed with a dished head. This was the last boiler that was made using riveted construction. The next drums used welded seams. The man-way door provided access ...

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Categories: Boilers Collection

Water Level Gauge

1932



The Water Level Gauge displays the level of water within a boiler.  The level can be seen in the centre glass on the gauge, which is also known as the gauge glass. The gauge is made from a thin strip of mica, which is less than 1/32 of an inch thick. ...

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Thomson Direct Current Watthour Meter

General Electric Co.



This Watthour Meter was originally used to measure direct current energy at the Canmore Coal Mine, prior to shutting down in 1979.  It was added to the EPHF Museum collection in October 2014.    Thompson Watthour Meter General Electric ...

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Categories: Instruments Collection

Edison Dynamo



  Edison General Electric Co. Schenectady Works Dynamo No. 803, Rated at 6 Kilo Watts, 125 Volts D.C.  This Bipolar Dynamo (direct current generator)  arrived at the museum in October 2014, from Grand Forks B.C.  

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Categories: Generators Collection

Westinghouse Phase Meter



Westinghouse Phase Meter, circa 1930, displays degree displacement between AC current & voltage inputs.

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Categories: Instruments Collection

Master Clock



Thirty to forty years ago, Edmonton Power used this device to monitor the systemfrequency and time. The power station's goal was to maintain the average frequency at60 Hz (cycles per second) to ensure that all electrical clock time was accurate.Since ...

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Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Hours of operation 2020

Unfortunately, due to the novel corona virus global pandemic, the EPHF 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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