1884-87, the Electrician and Electrical Engineer Volume 9

1884-87, the Electrician and Electrical Engineer Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...severely criticised the West End bill, and said there was no rapid transit in it. It was only a transfer to the West End company of all rights and powers of the general court over the streets of Boston and the surrounding towns. Arguments will follow for White, Bartholomew, Mac and Torrey in the order named, and the outcome is looked forward to with an immense amount of interest. The West End Street Railway Co. have petioned the Cambridge Board of Aldermen for permission to set up and maintain boilers and engines at the old glass house in East Cambridge, which it had recently purchased for a power house, and permission to run feed wires from that building to the company's electric lines. Foundations of the new power house in Cambridge have been laid and the brick work started. The equipment of this plant will consist of 10 250-h. p. dynamos, which will furniBh power to about 250 electric cars. Until the station is completed this fall, the power will be furnished by the Cambridge Electric Co. The Laminar Fibre Goods Co. has been organized, with headquarters in the New England building, for the purpose of manufacturing an insulating material called "Laminar Fibre," which is made either in sheets or tubing, hard or flexible. Mr. C. H. Whall, the manager of the company, has been connected with the manufacture of fibre goods for several years, and Mr. T. S. Hanna, the superintendent of the factory, which is situated at North Cambridge, is the original promoter of fibre interests in this country, having been connected with its manufacture for about 14 years. Laminar fibre in sheets and in its natural color, looks and cuts like a piece of horn, and is perfectly homogeneous in its nature, and can be used for an infinite number of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,211g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760751
  • 9781236760753