Reports of the Commissioners of the United States to the International Exhibition

Reports of the Commissioners of the United States to the International Exhibition

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...insulators of the bell-pattern, or cast-iron insulators lined with porcelain, to which were attached the wires. 'No glass insulators were in use. On several of the poles were shown the arrangements used at distances of about one-tenth of a mile for tightening the wires. Others represented the manner of making the connections between underground and tunnel lines, also the old and new systems of introducing wires into stations. This portion of the collection was completed by a few models of poles and of wire connections in use in Bavaria, and the exhibition of the galvanometers used by line-inspectors, and the various repairingtools. The method of Siemens for sheathing cable-wires with guttapercha used in 1847, and still employed for that purpose, was one of the most noticeable of the exhibits in this gallery. Of great interest to statisticians were the maps showing the development of the telegraph system and traffic in Germany since 1854. CHAPTER II. ADMINISTRATION. Scope Of This Portion Of The Report; Characteristics Of European AdminisTration; Legal Telegraph-code; State Monopoly Of The Telegraph; German Organization; Austro-hungarian System; Belgian Administration; OrganizaTion In Denmark; Spanish Administration: French, British, Italian, NorWegian, Dutch, Portuguese, Roumanian, Russian, Servian, Swedish, Swiss, And Turkish Administrations; Railway Companies And The Telegraph; New Offices; Status Of Employes; Statistics Of Cost, Of Tariffs, And Traffic; ConClusion; Tables Of Statistics. 25. Introduction.--The fine displays which were made at the Exhibition by the leading governments of Europe of the progress of those public enterprises which have been by common consent committed to their care, or with whose direction they are more...show more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935713
  • 9781236935717