Model of Associated Electrical Industries

Made:
circa 1960 in Stratford-upon-Avon
Model AEI transformer group made by Severn Lamb Ltd

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Model AEI transformer group made by Severn Lamb Ltd
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Model of Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) transformer group. Made by Severn lamb Ltd around 1960.

This is how the National Grid works. Power stations generate electricity at 25,000 volts. Step-up transformers increase the voltage to between 132,000 and 400,000 volts. High voltage electricity travels very efficiently through the power cables. Before electricity enters our home or workplace, step-down transformers in substations reduce the voltage to safer levels.

Details

Category:
Electricity Supply
Object Number:
Y1970.6
Materials:
Glass, metal (aluminium) and wood (unknown)
Measurements:
overall: 965 mm x 1340 mm x 1130 mm, 147 kg
type:
model transformer
credit:
Gift of English Electric - A.E.I. Turbine Generators Ltd

Parts

Model AEI transformer group made by Severn Lamb Ltd

Model AEI transformer group made by Severn Lamb Ltd

Object Number:
Y1970.6.1
type:
model transformer