TELEVISION POWERED BY COAL
February 9, 1966
An experimental fuel cell system, one of the promising power sources of the future, was used to power this television set directly from coal. The TV would run for many hours on the handful of powdered coal held by Westinghouse Research Laboratories engineer, W.A. English. The electric power is produced when gases from the coal chemically combine with oxygen from air in a battery of fuel cells, which can be seen in the background.
Original Caption by Science Service