Communications: Pearl St. Sta.

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Communications: Pearl St. Sta. Gender: N/A
Pearl Street Station
born on 4 September 1882 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place New York New York, USA, 40n42, 74w00
Timezone LMT m74w00 (is local mean time)
Data source
Timed historic source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 12°08' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°25 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 06°31'


American communications center, the Pearl Street Station was designed by Thomas Edison and was the first power grid structure in the US, marking the historic lighting of the incandescent lights of New York and availability of electricity for businesses and homes. According to the Edison Electric Institute: "Pearl Street had one generator and it produced power for 800 electric light bulbs. Within 14 months, Pearl Street Station had 508 subscribers and 12,732 bulbs."


Source Notes

Tim Rubald submitted this data From "Edison: His life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer, General Counsel of the Edison Laboratory and Allied Interests and Thomas Commerford Martin, Ex-President of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Harper Brothers, NY 1929: "On Monday, September 4, 1882, at 3 o'clock, P.M., Edison realized the consummation of his broad and original scheme. The Pearl Street station was officially started by admitting steam to the engine of one of the "Jumbos," current was generated, turned into the network of underground conductors, and was transformed into light by the incandescent lamps that had thus far been installed."


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