House of Commons Debates, Official Report Volume 2

House of Commons Debates, Official Report Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...but the terms at which we obtained the light from the Gazette building are better than we could obtain it ourselves, because we would have had to get all the apparatus and we had not the space for it in the building. Sir RICHARD CARTWRIGHT. Did you invite tenders? Sir HECTOR LANGEVIN. No; we asked the company whether thoy would lot us have our light and their machine, anil the officer in my Department, who is an expert in matters of that kind, said the price was less than we could gel iho light Ly gas or from the electrio light company. Mr. LANGELIER (Quebec). I am very much surprised this oontract was given to a newspaper office, because there is a very large company in Montreal, the Royal Electric Light Company, which not only supplies the oity of Montreal with electric light, but manufactures plant and materials for other electric light companies in other cit'e-. The Quebec and Levis Electric Light Company, iu Quebec, havo been supplied by this Montreal Company. The very puiuoii of laouueal where lh6 post office is situated is lighted by it. I would like to know how the prices paid for lighting the post office compare with those paid by private citizens or corporations. There are two kinds of light, the incandescent light and the arc light. Which of them is used in the post office? Sir HECTOR LANGEVIN. I will give more details on concurrence. The light is the same as we have here, the Edison light, as the arc light is only suited for large halls or for outdoors. Sir RICHARD CARTWRIGHT. Have you the oontract for a number of years? Sir HECTOR LANGBVIN. For five or six years, but we oan stop it when we choose, I Sir Hector Langjjvjw, Mr. LANGELIER (Quebec). If it is the Edison light that is used, I am the more surprised that a contract should...show more

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  • Paperback | 940 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 47mm | 1,642g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505913
  • 9781236505910