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Category: Generators
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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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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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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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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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Interactive Model A.C. Generator & Weston Meter



An interactive model A.C. generator connected to a Weston model 1 D.C. volt-ammeter and a string of leds. The alternator has a stator coil, and a rotor which consists of two permanent magnets mounted to an axel fitted ...

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Hydrogen Panel Display

This panel was built to simulate the hydrogen cabinet used on No. 9 and 10 Parsons generators



The cabinet was used to control the cooling medium (hydrogen) within the Generator Consisted of 4 Gauges for: Hydrogen Temperature Seal oil pressure Hydrogen Pressure Carbon Dioxide Pressure Alarm panel Hydrogen Purity Meter Flow Meter AC and DC seal ...

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Foundation Spring Support

Turbine Generator



Clover Bar Generating Station 1969 was the first Power Plant in North America to install a spring supported concrete "Table" foundation The pedestal constructed of concrete posts and beams supported this table. Between the pedesal and table were 126 specially ...

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Rossdale Engines

1909 - 1951



Rossdale Power Plant had several steam engine-driven generators over the years. At least five of them were made by Belliss and Morcom. The triple expansion 750 kW Direct Current (DC) was installed to power the street railway and used until 1951.

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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.  

The Leduc Country Lights are back for 2020! From December 1 to January 3, 2021, every day except Christmas you are invited to visit the Leduc West Antique Society and for just $2 take a stroll through a magic wintery wonderland. The park will be open every day between 5PM and 10PM (except Christmas eve when it will close at 8PM). Unfortunately, due to Covid19 Santa won't be there and we are not serving hot chocolate, but feel free to bring your own. There will be a fire pit to warm your toes so dress warmly and bring the entire family for a wondrous winter evening. Visit leduccountrylights.ca for more information. Unfortunately the EPHF museum will be closed during this event.

Check out this video of last year's display:

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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