Electrical Times Volume 1

Electrical Times Volume 1

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...Review to point out to us how it is in this case that electricity apparently only costs 25 per cent. more than gas, or equal to 3s. 5d. per 1,000 cubic feet for gas, when, according to their theory, it ought to be equivalent to gas at 8s. Does the Electrical Review seriously think that the users of the electric light throughout the metropolis are actually paying for it from 2 to three times as much as they formerly did for gas? If so, we think its editor must be unique in his opinion. Now, throughout the electrical industry any experiments which are published on the authority of Mr. Preece, the chief electrician of the Post Office, are treated with great respect; and, according to our hypothesis, only by those for whom the leaders and leaderettes of the E/cclrical Re: /cw are written will the sneer at Mr. Preece be appreciated, viz.: that "the. conclusion of Mr. Preece that his " P.O. burners gave about 2 candle power or less per cubic " foot of gas, was at best only a surmise on his part, for "we have failed to ascertain that any actual tests were "made; but even if true, it simply shows that through "long continued use, or some other cause, these burners " were not doing their duty." It is, indeed, surprising to find such a piece of impertinence in any journal devoting itself to the electrical business. Perhaps the best thing we can do is to appeal from the Elcclrfcal Review of last week to the Electrical Rwiczu of the 3rd July last--Mr. W. H. Preece, F.R.S., M.I.C.E., electrician of the General Post Oflice, addressed the members of the Incorporated Association of Muuici land County Engineers at the Institution of Civil Engineers, Great eorge Street, Westminster, on Friday, on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 604 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,061g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855027
  • 9781236855022