Electricity Exhibition in Frankfurt am Main (1891)
The International Electrotechnical Exhibition in Frankfurt am Main in 1891 witnessed the first successful demonstration of long-distance electrical transmission. The transmitted current, which traveled approximately 175 kilometers from Lauffen am Neckar to Frankfurt, powered an artificial waterfall, which, in the eyes of exhibition organizer Oskar von Miller (1855-1934), symbolically closed the cycle of energy generated by waterpower.
Source: Deutsches Museum, Munich, Archive. Image number CD 55414.
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