The Electrician Volume 4

The Electrician Volume 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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... cable, had to work its way, as this Company liad done, through trials and difficulties, before it realised a moderate result; but oven supposing, in any arrangement being come to, it did get its proportion of the profits, it would receive only one-sixth, which would come within the amount of the increased profit this Company had made in the past year. He mentioned that because he thought it might be satisfactory to those shareholders who might not have gone into the figures to know that even if they were deprived of one-sixth they would still have what would give them their present dividend, which he thought was very satisfactory, particularly to those who had bought their shares at present prices. He was very ratified to hear the chairman's remarks as to the experiments which Jiad $398! made for securiii an improved outer covering for their cables, and to believe, as he athei-ed from those remarks, that they had accomplished satisfactory results as to sheathing the cable with such a substance as would make it more durable. If they could see a fair chance of looking to fifteen or twenty years as the " life " of a cable. a quarter, or half, at the most, of their present reserves would suffice for the purpose. He knew that their manager liked to be " square," and give the shareholders plain facts and the plain truth, but he hoped that gentleman might bo able to confirm the aspirations which he (the speaker) had expressed. Mr. SHELBY asked the reason of the Board for abandoning the daily publication of the returns of the trafiic. He was very much surprised to car that the French company had not commenced to work. He thought that they had, and that they were in competition. I-Ie also asked a question with regard...show more

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  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 753g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804473
  • 9781236804471