Photo Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Accession number 2006.39
Object ID 2006.39.9.19031
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Power Supply Collection
Date 12/09/1902
Title [Power Supply Album 9: Assembled Yoke of 5000 K.W. AC Generator]
Description Equipment to be used by Interborough Rapid Transit Company in their Powerhouse and Substation facilities.

Photo caption reads: Assembled yoke of second 5000 Kilowatt. Westinghouse Alternating Current. rotating field generator for Rapid Transit Subway Construction Co., New York City, N.Y.

The Rapid Transit Subway Construction Company (RTSCC) was organized in 1900 to supervise and oversee the building of the subway system. Their responsibilities included the building of track, stations, powerhouses and substations; the acquisition of all machinery for generating electricity for motive power, signalling and lighting; supervising the work of subcontractors; and securing financial arrangements for carrying on all of their work.

The origin of this photo is not known, but may have been provided to RTSCC by one of their sub-contractors or suppliers.

Photograph is stored in Power Supply Album 9 of 12 that documents Interborough Rapid Transit Company's system of electrical power for New York's first subway system.

People/ Corporations Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Rapid Transit Subway Construction Company
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Subjects Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Generators