Engineering News-Record Volume 17

Engineering News-Record Volume 17

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...Pa.--The Easton Electrio Light Co. has adopted the Westinghouse system.and made a oontract for putting in the plant. Rockland. Mass.--A public test of tho new Rockland and Abineton water works was made on Monday to try their efficiency for fire purposes. The results were satisfactory. Bar Harbor. Me.--There is general satisfaction over the success of the now water company. The supplywill be taken from Eagle Lake. The town of Eden, in which Bar Harbor is included, has voted to expend $60,000 for sewers this spring. De Soto, Mo.--A. Pecaut and A. Racine, who have a franchise for operating an electric light system, have contracted with the Edison Manufacturing Co.. of St Louis. Mo., for tho necessary plant, and will have it in operation next month. Water Meters.--The Boston Water Board has instituted a series of experiments to test the merits of tho principal meters now in use. Eighteen entries have been made. The committee appointed by the Board to carry out the tes's consists of L. FredErics Rice, C. E., Charles Carr, consulting mechanical engineer, and Nathaniel M. Lowe, machinist. The President of the Board is H. T. Rockwell.. The Wyckoff Pipe Co.. of Williamsport, Pa., which manufactures patent wooden pipe, is crowded with orders. Engineers find this to be an excellent and cheap pipe for conveying water: a common laborer can lav it, as it only requires driving together. The company furnishes elbows, tees, valves, etc., everything for complete water-works, and also manufactures casing for protecting steam pipes. Durham, N. C--The Durham Water Co. will lay seven nnd a half miles of pipe in the city and seven miles outside: the supply will be taken from the branch of the Eno river, seven miles distant, and pumped to a reservoir more

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