Wiring of Finished Buildings: A Practical Treatise, Dealing with the Commercial and the Technical Phases of the Subject, for the Central-Station Man, Electrical Contractor and Wireman (Classic Reprint) by Terrell Croft (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Wiring of Finished Buildings: A Practical Treatise, Dealing With the Commercial and the Technical Phases of the Subject, for the Central-Station Man, Electrical Contractor and Wireman 1. Business Already Obtained. It is difficult if t impossible to secure authoritative figures relating to this matter. Probably the best data that have thus far been compiled are those contained in the 1914 Report of the Committee on Wiring Existing Buildings of the National Electric Light Association. The values therein given are undoubtedly accurate. They are reproduced in Table 6 and show that, in different sections of the country, the number of central-station customers ranges from 20 to 200 per 1000 population. However, as indicated by the table, in most of the cities there are at present somewhere around but 50 or 60 customers per 1000 population. Furthermore, the data were furnished by a selected list of reporters only and may or may t be representative of the entire country. The names of the cities referred to in the table have been concealed by the committee. It is altogether probable that, in cities and towns over the entire United States, the number of customers per 1000 population is considerably below 50. In Strassburg, Germany, and in Milan, Italy, the development has already reached a value well over 150 customers per 1000 population. la. Percentage of Houses, in Cities of 20,000 Population and Under, Wired for Electricity. From returns made to the Electrical World by central stations in all sections of the country, the number of houses in cities of 20,000 and less inhabitants which are equipped to use electricity varies with the localities. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.