Municipal Lighting

Municipal Lighting

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...on the basis of $1.25 per thousand feet, the last gas estimate for the seven and one-half square miles was $104,300. The amount paid the past year for lighting 21 square miles by the tower system was about $112,000. Again, the relative expense of electric lighting by towers as compared with lighting a similar area by pole lights, may be seen. In 1885 the city called for bids on both bases of lighting--the exponents of each system submitting their own specifications of what would be required. The specification for pole lights indicated the necessity for poles not more than 400 feet apart on each street. This, in Detroit, would require about 2,600 for the city, now covered by the towers. The tower lights are burned from dusk to daylight every night in the year. The same service from 2,600 pole lights, at 35 cents per night, would amount to $910 per night, or $332,150 per year. It would appear, therefore, that for a city, or town, proposing to do its own lighting, the tower system will enable it to cover the largest space with the least outlay, and that for a company proposing to do public lighting, the tower system enables it to bid for lighting at a figure much below any competitor seeking to cover the same space, either by electric polelights, or by gas and naphtha. Lighting by the tower system is assuming great prominence, and merits the calm and thoughtful consideration of all interested in the subject of public lighting. It is the only system thus far presented which affords a thoroughly practical illumination of all spaces at a figure below the cost of gas or naphtha, as the latter is usually employed for quite inadequately lighting the streets alone. Towers have been in use eight years in various parts of the United States for electric...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639324
  • 9781236639325