#ThrowBackThursday

By Chris Dodds on 30th June, 2017

Pictured: #TBT 1969 Distribution Transformers Ltd - Transformer Rating Plate Image: Joe Nihill TMIET Senior Authorised Project Engineer At Lucy Electric Below is a transformer rating plate that was found during a recent site survey in adva... Read More - #TBT 1969 Distributi...


By Chris Dodds on 3rd April, 2017

Pictured: The Kiss of Life - A utility worker giving mouth-to-mouth to co-worker after contacting a low voltage overhead line wire. 1967. Taken in 1967 by Rocco Morabito, this photo called “The Kiss of Life” shows a ... Read More - #Throwback Thursday ...


By Chris Dodds on 29th September, 2016

  #Throwback Thursday 1970's Jointers Cable Testing Van - Can you name the Jointing Tools and Equipment?   How many can you name? Answers on a postcard! Pictured: Metal pots, compound buckets, burner with heater,... Read More - #Throwback Thursday ...


By Chris Dodds on 20th July, 2016

Cast Iron Electricity Distribution Feeder Pillar By W Lucy & Co 1926  The ornate cast iron electricity distribution feeder pillar was designed and manufactured by W Lucy & Co at The Eagle Ironworks and installed in Linton Road, Oxford... Read More - #Throwback Thursday ...


By Chris Dodds on 17th December, 2015

Subsea Cable Laying & Overhead Line Stringing.  Digging deep into the online archive we have unearthed the following fascinating Videos covering the laying of subsea cables and stringing of overhead lines.  Video : The First ... Read More - Underground, Overhea...


By Chris Dodds on 3rd December, 2015

Transmission & Distribution World have combined vintage photos of linemen bringing power, light and nostalgia to our lives. Over the years technology has advanced but the dedication of the lineman has not faulted. Surprisingly, power lines fro... Read More - #ThrowbackThursday L...


By Chris Dodds on 2nd December, 2015

Picture the scene, its 1936 and in San Francisco harbour a ship arrives from Baltimore having travelled through the Panama Canal bringing with it 6 reels of submarine telephone cable which is transferred to a waiting barge. After a long journey the f... Read More - #ThrowBackThursday -...


By Chris Dodds on 17th November, 2015

Splicing telephone cable required great skill. The splicer installed wrapped muslin cloth around the splice bundle and then sealed the spliced area with lead to make a water-tight seal. In part due to occupational health problems with handling ... Read More - #ThrowBackThursday -...


By Chris Dodds on 11th November, 2015

A 150 Year History of the Tube. Thorne & Derrick look back at more than 150 years of travel on the London Underground. Click the Flickr Slideshow to take a journey through time on the world's first underground railway.   ... Read More - #ThrowBackThursday -...


By Chris Dodds on 2nd November, 2015

This is a picture of "the Edison Street Pipe", one of the worlds first cables. Developed by Thomas Edison in 1880 for street lighting - you can see how the three phases are bare, but isolated from one another, with a jute rope, and all h... Read More - #ThrowBackThursday -...


By Chris Dodds on 22nd October, 2015

Pictured : HRH Prince Charles & John Hayes from WPD (Western Power Distribution, UK Utility) discussing high voltage cable on the Isles of Scilly.   Further reading : #ThrowBackThursday - A 150 Year History of the Tube #... Read More - #ThrowBackThursday -...


By Chris Dodds on 10th September, 2015

This film is dedicated to the engineers, designers, operators and artisans whose untiring efforts to provide, maintain and improve the distribution of electric power have helped to create our modern way of living.  A film about how hydro-elec... Read More - #ThrowBackThursday F...


By Chris Dodds on 20th August, 2015

Power Lines - 1944 Electricity Cable Educational Documentary. The manufacture of cables for transmitting electric power is shown. Copper bars are rolled and drawn into wire, which is twisted into strands, and covered for insulation and protection ... Read More - #ThrowbackThursday F...


By Chris Dodds on 13th August, 2015

Today, we all take electric heat and light for granted. Let us offer thanks to the brotherhood of linemen who faced — and continue to face — sleepless nights, dizzying heights and the constant threat of electric shock to power our home... Read More - #ThrowBackThursday F...


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