Engineering Record, Building Record and Sanitary Engineer Volume 6

Engineering Record, Building Record and Sanitary Engineer Volume 6

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...when the subscription expires is on the Address-Label of each payer, th_e change of which to a subsequent date becomes a receipt or remittance. No other receipt is sent unless requested. The Edison Electric Light Company has at last commenced lighting a portion of its down town district, and although there may be some slight defects in the steadiness of the light, it is generally considered quite satisfactory. It is hardly to be expected that the lighting of so large a district could be made perfect at the start, and doubtless in time the imperfections will be corrected. We understand that there are about i,5oo lamps in operation at present, and the number will increase as the electric meters are set. There is some criticism to the effect that the light given by the incandescent lamps is not powerful enough. A daily paper says this criticism " comes from a. few persons who have been using argand gas burners consuming ten or twelve feet of gas an hour." We also learn that the Edison Company do not intend to make any charge for the light until everything is in perfect running order. These facts naturally suggest one or two questions. The first is, are there likely to be any good grounds for complaining of insufficient amount of light? and the second, what will the public be asked to pay for the incandescent light? We may say right here that there is no ordinary argand burner which will pass "ten or twelve feet of gas an hour," without smoking. The New York Gas Co. light the district occupied by the Edison Co., and we may take this gas for comparison with the " new light." The gas in question has a high specific gravity, about.760, and ordinary argands will burn between 4 and 5 feet per hour. The better class...show more

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  • Paperback | 454 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 803g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867521
  • 9781236867520