The Electrical Engineer Volume 18

The Electrical Engineer Volume 18

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... mercy of anybody else who chose to apply. Mr. Olley seconded. Mr. Neller remarked that if a company had given notice that they intended to apply for an order, the Council would have to give some guarantee that they would go on with their scheme within a given period. He did not think they would obtain parliamentary powers for the sake of keeping everybody else out. The Clerk did not think they were bound to pledge themselves to a scheme before going for these powers. Mr. Fawcett said he had had some experience of the Hoard of Trade, and he knew that they would not grant a provisional order unless the Council showed them what they were going to do. The company would be sure to oppose their application, and if that was the case the matter would have to go before Parliament, and it would cost the town not less than 3.000 or 4,000 Even if the application was not opposed it would cost from 240 to 250, and the Board of Trade would give them a certain time in which to complete the work. If they were not going on with the scheme, would it be worth while to apply for the order? He thought it would be much better to let the company apply for their order, and make them insert such clauses as would protect them against that in regard to which they complained of the gas company. At. least 80 per cent, of the ratepayers in his ward were opposed to electric lighting. It was a system of lighting that was quite in its infancy, and if they spent this money it was a great question whether it would not bo entirely wasted. Mr. Williams said the weakest thing they could do would be to stand aside and let someone else create a monopoly. The science of electric lighting was in its infancy, it was true, but they did not know what...
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  • Paperback | 960 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 48mm | 1,678g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928628
  • 9781236928627