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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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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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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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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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Westinghouse Phase Meter



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

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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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General Electric Alternating Current Ammeter



General Electric Alternating current ammeter circa 1914, with a mirrored scale for reading accuracy, manufactured after 1914. Prior to 1914 the Thomson name was on most GE measuring equipment nameplates. 

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Frequency Chart Recorder



Electrical power in North America is generated at 60 cycles per per second A Micromax recorder similar to this one built by Leads & Northrup was used in both Rossdale and Clover Bar generating Stations this particular instrument is from the old Celanese ...

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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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