Electrical West Volume 3-4

Electrical West Volume 3-4

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...0. Robinson and B. J. Parker. Objects: To purchase and lease real estate and to erect suitable buildings for the purpose of supplying electricity in this city and vicinity.--The Acme Electric Manufacturing Co. Capital stock, $50,000. Incorporators: V. T. Y. Sclicnck, L. St. D. Roylance, S. B Peterson, F. J. Dyer and W. S. Schenck. Voodland, Cal.--The Vnshington VVnter and Light Co. Objects: To furnish this town with water and electric and gas light. COMMUNICATION. Carson, Nev.----The press dispatches sent from Carson during the afternoon and evening following the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight aggregated about 400,000 words. A force of forty operators was required to handle that amount of matter. The otiiccrs of the Vestern Union Telegraph Company consider that in getting the dispatches through to nearly every town, village and city in the United States and Canada in time for the newspapers, from such an out-of-the-way place as Carson, they performed a feat that has never been equaled in the history of telegraphy. Up to the time of the fight there was only one wire in Carson. It ran from Reno, a distance of thirty-two miles, where connection was made with the trunk wires along the line of the Central Pacific Railroad. That wire was sufiicient for all ordinary service, but, of course, was totally inadequate to carry even the private messages in connection with the great fight. Superintendent Jaynes grasped the situation, and a month ago went to Carson for the purpose of arranging to give a perfect telegraph service. Eight additional wires were strung from Cason to Reno, and there the through lines were split. Operators at Carson worked direct with Chicago over the Eastern wires from Reno for as much as those wires would bear. Then as many more...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969359
  • 9781236969354