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ca. 1886 - Type of transformer evolved by engineers from the Gaulard and Gibbs induction coil and used by William Stanley in the first alternating-current system of Great Barrington, Mass.

TRANSFORMER USED BY STANLEY

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Electric Transformers

ca. 1886

Type of transformer evolved by engineers from the Gaulard and Gibbs induction coil and used by William Stanley in the first alternating-current system of Great Barrington, Mass.

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Additional Information:

The inventor of the first electric transformer, which made possible the transmission of electric power over long distance, was Great Barrington native William Stanley (1858-1916).

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