The telegraph and its ancestors - Vintage Nostalgia
The telegraph and its ancestors

Telegraph history and “modern” achievements

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Transportation: public service, an electric German tramway - Vintage Nostalgia
Transportation: public service, an electric German tramway

Print from the late 1800s depicting an electric German tramway

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Electric tramway - Vintage Nostalgia
Electric tramway

Print from the late 1800s depicting a surprisingly modern-looking electric tramway

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Electric arc lamp - Vintage Nostalgia
Electric arc lamp

Electric arc lamp with inductive regulator

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Battery – Daniell cell –  section and working asset - Vintage Nostalgia
Battery – Daniell cell – section and working asset

Middle ‘800 battery: an electric cell that produces electricity from a chemical reaction. The first battery was invented by Alessandro Volta in 1800 and then improved by Daniell in 1836

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Morse telegraph - Vintage Nostalgia
Morse telegraph

Illustration from middle ‘800, Morse telegraph: receiving station

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Projection microscope - Vintage Nostalgia
Projection microscope

Illustration from middle ‘800: the “photoelectrique” in the original should not be misunderstood: in those times it meant just ‘based on electrically generated light’. The ‘real’ photoelectric effect was still below the horizon.

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Electromagnetic generator - Vintage Nostalgia
Electromagnetic generator

Illustration from middle ‘800: a not better specified electro-magnetic generator used to produce an electric arc.

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Vintage engraving, electric pump - Vintage Nostalgia
Vintage engraving, electric pump

Vintage engraving middle ‘800, one of the first pump for fluids moved by electromagnetism.

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Vintage medical engraving, electric bath - Vintage Nostalgia
Vintage medical engraving, electric bath

Vintage engraving middle ‘800, the first electric baths were introducted at the Hopital de la Pitie in Paris by Bequerel. Many users survived and enjoyed the experience, although the physicians of that time were divided against the benefits of this … Continued

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Ruhmkorff inductor - Vintage Nostalgia
Ruhmkorff inductor

Illustration from middle ‘800: electrical transformer used to produce an alternate very high voltage from a low-voltage direct current, patented in 1851 by Heinrich Ruhmkorff, German inventor.

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Application of electricity: railway emergency signal - Vintage Nostalgia
Application of electricity: railway emergency signal

Illustration from middle ‘800: application of electricity, train driver asking for help by means of the emergency signal. He must be very sure no others train are coming

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