Educational Booklet No 2 Electricity

Catalogue Number: 1486
Educational Booklet No 2 Electricity
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Booklet
Government body: Electrical Development Division. State Electricity Commission of Victoria
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: undated c 1940
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: State Electricity Commission of Victoria
Description Of Item: Illustrated paper wrappers, centre stapled, 20 pages. Two sections Part 1 Light and Vision, Part 2 Electricity on the farm
Historical Significance: The booklet was produced by the goverment owned State Electricity Commission of Victoria for promotional purposes. It was aimed for children aged 12 to 16 years as the second lesson on the subject of electricity and as preparation for the Commission's senior programme of visual education. The first 11 pages, Part 1, deal with the function of the eye, factors in seeing (size, brightness, contrast, time), why people lose good eyesight, how we see objects and colours, principles of lighting, types of lighting and examples of good and bad lighting. The sections on lighting are surprisingly sophisticated. It may be derivative of a similar booklet (Seeing: a guide to the best use and care of the eyes. (Cat No 1448)
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Airken, honoary archivist
Date Acquired: April 2010
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 3

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