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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Civil engineer and palaeontologist. FRS. Born Suffolk. Proby was his mother...
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Company founded by John Alfred Prestwich. Its engines were used in many famou...
Civil engineer. Born Falkirk and studied at Glasgow University. Came to Londo...
Mechanical engineer and businessman. Born Hamburg, where his grandfather, fr...
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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.