Components for Parsons Three-Phase Turbo-Alternator


Components, including pipes and generator brush gear, for Parsons three-phase turbo-alternator made by C. A. Parsons and Company Ltd. at Heaton Works in 1900.

This was the first three-phase turbo-alternator to be put to commercial use. All modern electrical generators follow this basic design. Made by the famous C.A. Parsons and Co. at their Heaton Works in Newcastle upon Tyne, the turbo-alternator was ordered by Lord Masham for his Ackton Hall Colliery in Featherstone, Yorkshire. Its primary use was to power his coal-cutting machines. It was retired from the Colliery in 1935 and donated to the Science Museum.


Electricity Supply
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Ackton Hall Colliery Co.

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