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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Resident Engineer responsible for the construction of the Northern Outfall Se...
Andrew Behan found this company, still existing in 1961. It was an engineeri...
Pioneer of high pressure steam. Born in Illogan, Cornwall. In 1803 he drove a...
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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.