Marconi's Transatlantic Telegraph Service

Condenser Plates

Marconi Towers, Cape Breton Island
Nova Scotia

Figure 10

High-voltage condenser plates, Marconi Towers, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Figure 10
Condenser Plates, Marconi Towers
Electric charge for the transmitter spark was stored
in a very large condenser (modern name: capacitor).
It consisted of 288 sixty foot by twenty foot metal sheets
that were suspended from the rafters of the transmitter building
and extended down almost to ground level. These sheets filled
most of the building, which consequently was called
the "condenser building".

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Condenser Plates, Marconi Towers

Archived: 2001 April 29

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