Power On

When electricity was installed in 1919, there was no local power supplier.
Instead, electricity was generated using calcium carbide gas. This is some of
the machinery that was used to power the mansion


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this what makes "lime light"?

12:00 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

Yes, sort of. The same calcium carbide that was used to power the generator was originally used to provide gas light in the mansion. Calcium carbide is a 'lime' gas, and was used in theatrical lighting in the 19th century. It's bright white light gave us the term limelight.

9:14 PM  

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