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. Born 88 Rendlesham Road, West Hackney. Worked on Sydney ha...
An iron foundry set up by Abraham Darby in Shropshire.
The conversion to automatic operation of all the lighthouses and light vessel...
Sculptor, painter, architect and poet.
Scientist and engineer. Designed marine turbines. Born 13 Connaught Place, ...
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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.