Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

1882 Crystal Palace Electrical Exhibition

From Graces Guide

The second of the series of international exhibitions (on a variety of subjects) was inaugurated by the Duke of Connaught in 1881[1]

1882 February: The Duke of Edinburgh opened the International Electrical Exhibition at the Crystal Palace[2]

1882 "The raison d'etre of the Crystal Palace Exhibition is to show that the electric light is not a failure, and that it daily promises to be as economical as the gas at present supplied. Supplementary to the light exhibits at the Palace are the numerous exhibits showing the immense developments of the applications of electricity during the past few years."[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, October 4, 1881
  2. The Times Feb. 24, 1882
  3. The Engineer 1882/02/17
  4. The Engineer 1882/03/17
  5. The Engineer 1882/03/24
  6. The Engineer1882/03/31
  7. The Engineer 1882/04/07