The Electrical Engineer; A Weekly Review of Theoretical and Applied Electricity Volume 3

The Electrical Engineer; A Weekly Review of Theoretical and Applied Electricity Volume 3

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...Brush lights on Chestnut Street failed for a few minutes at midnight on the 29th ult., and the street was consequently left in comparative darkness. At the same time a loud report in the vicinity of the works startled the residents. It was soon learned that a large pulley wheel, 24 inches wide and 30 inches in diameter, had burst, causing a total extinction of the lights. The 5 "emergency" engines were at once set to work, and the lamps were relighted after a delay of only 5 minutes. The underground companies have been battling rather successfully for a reduction of their taxation by the city. On the 2fith ult. a committee of councils agreed to the following: "That an annual license charge of $20 per running mile be made on all conduits, tubes or pipes for electrical conductors not exceeding 2% inches in diameter; of those not exceeding 6 inches, $40; 12 inches. $80, and over 12 inches, $125." "The Goebel Sectional Electric and Pneumatic Delivery Company" sold its goods and effects, consisting of four patents and some office furniture, on the 14th inst. Another company to be called "The Pneumatic and Electric Conduit Company," has been formed in company to work these patents. The work of breaking ground in West Philadelphia for the forthcoming electrical exhibition has commenced. The building is to be eonsirue'ed of wood and glass, on a stone foundation, and will resemble in appearance the famous " Agricultural Hall" at the Centennial Exhibition, having four towers, one at each corner, aud an arched dome running the entire length of the structure. The entire building will cover 6,700 square feet, having a frontage of 292 feet on one side. 312 feet on another. 100 feet on the third side, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236915798
  • 9781236915795