Categories: Science, Engineering
Less than a month after the lights were installed the lamp blew up, seriously injuring the policeman who was operating it. See the IET and the Victorianist for two different takes on the story.
2017: Londonist describes how these rather odd lights worked, or not.
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First traffic lights in world
City of Westminster John Peake Knight, 1828 - 86, inventor of the world's fi...
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Born Edinburgh. Physicist. Worked in thermodynamics. Never married but was mu...
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12,210 brave WW1 seamen remembered on the monument at Tower Hill.
23,831 brave WW2 seamen remembered on the monument at Tower Hill.