Investigation of Cartridge-Inclosed Fuses; Report of the Bureau of Standards in the Case of Economy Fuse & Manufacturing Co. V. Underwriters' Laboratories (Inc.), Concerning the Fire and Accident Hazard of the Economy Volume 74-75

Investigation of Cartridge-Inclosed Fuses; Report of the Bureau of Standards in the Case of Economy Fuse & Manufacturing Co. V. Underwriters' Laboratories (Inc.), Concerning the Fire and Accident Hazard of the Economy Volume 74-75

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...the electrical committee, nor our appeal from the electrical committee to the Fire Protection Association. Those things involve questions of fact and not mere statements, as I could state on the opposite side exactly contrary inferences from that deduced by the other gentlemen, and it has been my aim, and I thought that was the purpose of making this hearing formal, to confine ourselves not to unsupported opinion or statement from imagination of what may happen, but from facts that do happen and things that do occur. The question here is whether we have shown that the Economy fuse is no greater fire hazard than any of these other fuses on the market. The extent of use, as against the "Killark," would be 10 to 1 or more; as against the "Sheldon," probably a thousand to one which have been on the market a month or two months, and some of the others more than that. We would have the comparison as to any one rather than to some fuses on the market 10 or 15 or 25 years. The figures of cost on the board there are so fallacious on their face that it hardly seems necessary to call attention to them. On this side he assumes that the standard fuse is to be refilled at the factory for four years, and I have never heard--I am getting into the realm of opinion myself--of a fuse being returned to the factory even twice for refilling. I simply submit that he had better go forth into the field anywhere and check up any factory-refilled fuse, refilled either by the factory making it or by some other factory. I was going to say that we do not have to compare prices; that is, a mere taking of figures and dealing with something for which we have no data here, in the way of actual figures, except in the few cases I may read to show. But...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236942418
  • 9781236942418