Special Agents Series Volume 15-22

Special Agents Series Volume 15-22

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...Telegraph Co., both established in Lima. These are cables built specially for this class of service and came from companies in the United States. Here again the influence of Americans has turned business to the American manufacturer, as the engineer of the telephone company is an American and the cable company has its head offices in New York. The wire used by the Government telegraph lines and the telephone company of Arequipa and Mollendo is galvanized iron, sizes 8 and 12 respectively. It is all bought in the United States. The two traction companies, one in Lima and the other in Arequipa, and to a smaller extent the lighting companies make repairs that put them in the market for various classes of wire. Except for repairs there is no demand for any quantity of such wire, for there are no manufactures that use it. A limited amount is used by local repair men, and one or two of them sometimes construct devices for heating water or other small industrial purposes. TELEPHONES. The telephone system in Lima and suburbs is furnished by the Peruvian Telephone Co., located in Lima. This company was estab lished in 1888 and is the only one operating in that section. At the end of March, 1917, there were 3,335 subscribers, who are served from a central station or switchboard with positions for 4,000. At the end of June, 1916, there were 3,135 subscribers. This is a central energy system using two sets of Edison storage batteries for furnishing the power, either set being capable of running the system for three days. The battery consists of "D"-size cells and enough of them are installed to give 24 volts at all conditions of charge or discharge. A motor-driven generator and a gasoline-engine generator are used for charging the...show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933958
  • 9781236933959