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In this programme Gerrylynn Roberts traces the development of domestic electricity in Britain and the subsequent changes this brought about for women in the home. Using rare archive film from the E...lectricity Development Association and the Electrical Association for Women, she notes how women specifically were targeted for publicity in the development of domestic electricity and the creation of the National Grid, how this brought about the creation of the Electrical Association for Women by Dame Caroline Haslett with the aims of educating women on how to take best advantage of electricity in alleviating them from servile chores, and to demand standards of design and practicality from architects and appliance manufacturers.
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Module code and title: A282, "Science, technology and everyday life 1870-1950"
Item code: A282; 03
First transmission date: 1989
Published: 1989
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Duration: 00:23:59
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Producer: Charles Cooper
Contributor: Gerrylynn Roberts
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Electric apparatus and appliances; Electric appliances; Electricity supply; Empire Exhibition; National Grid
Subject terms: Architecture, domestic; Household appliances, electric--History; Technological innovations--Social aspects; Women--Effect of technological innovations on
Master spool number: HOU5910
Production number: FOUA260H
Videofinder number: 3032
Available to public: no