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A turbine at Deptford Power Station.

A turbine at Deptford Power Station.
A turbine at Deptford Power Station.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2570
Description: Coal-fuelled steam turbines drove the dynamos that generated the electricity at stations like Deptford. Designed by Sebastian de Ferranti, engineer to the London Electric Supply Corporation, Deptford was typical of the coal-burning stations in which most electricty was generated in the early 20th century.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1922
Credit line: Greenwich Local History Library collection.
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