Journal of Electricity(Jan 1-Jun 15, 1924)


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June 1, 1924]
Journal of Electricity
i Manufacturer, Dealer j
| and Jobber Activities j
Century Electric Company, St. Louis,
Mo., has published Bulletin No. 36, cov-
ering the Century line of a.c. and d.c.
fans. The bulletin contains complete
descriptions of the company’s line of
fans together with assembly diagrams
of ceiling fans.
Automatic Electric Heater Company,
Warren, Pa., is now manufacturing the
Clark Selective Load Control, which is
designed to provide a more even load
factor for domestic installations where
electric range and water heater are in
use. The device is so designed that when
the electric range is in use, the electric
water heater is automatically cut off the
line, staying off until such a time as the
demand from other devices is lowered to
a predetermined point.
The R. Thomas & Sons Company,
East Liverpool, Ohio, has just issued an
attractive folder on cemented type sus-
pension units.
The Providence Insulated Wire Com-
pany, Providence, R. I., has taken over
the insulated wire department of the
Bourn Rubber Company of that city.
Apparatus is being installed in the
million-volt test laboratory of the Cali-
fornia Institute of Technology at Pasa-
dena, Calif. Four 250,000-volt trans-
formers, with a capacity of 1,000 kw.,
have arrived and are being set up. The
laboratory, the first of its kind in the
West, was made possible through the
cooperation of the college and the
Southern California Edison Company.
The power company erected the build-
ing and the school is supplying the
equipment. Dr. Robert A. Millikan will
be in charge of the experimental work.
The General Electric Company line
of oil-filled instrument transformers is
being redesigned to allow the use of the
same type of coil and winding now used
in the distribution type of transformer.
The new design will also include the
interchangeable bushing now used in
General Electric oil switches, distribu-
tion transformers and lightning ar-
Moe-Bridges Company, Milwaukee,
Wis., has appointed the B & R Elec-
trical Supply Company of Denver, Colo.,
distributors of the line in the Rocky
Mountain region.
The Electric Agencies Company, 56
Natoma Street, San Francisco, Calif.,
has moved to 655 Minna Street, that
city, and will be located at the new
address on and after May 1. B. A.
Wagner, manager of the company, has
just returned from an extensive trip to
eastern factories.
The O. C. White Company, Worcester,
Mass., has recently published two “Ap-
plied Illumination” folders that are de-
signed to supplement the company’s
latest catalog. One of these is entitled
“The Trend of Industrial Lighting” and
is devoted to shop fixtures and shows
new styles of 23D and 24D drafting-
board fixtures. The other folder, on
“The Factors of Lighting Efficiency,”
details the new 2LA conduit fixture and
the new 3SA bench light. The folders
can be obtained on application to the
The Westinghouse Electric & Manu-
facturing Company has recently issued
a new 20-page publication, known as
circular No. 1670 and entitled “Static
Condensers for Power Factor Correc-
tion.” In this circular the need for
power factor correction and the meth-
ods of obtaining high power factor are
discussed. The method of selecting the
proper corrective device for power fac-
tor is carefully analyzed, and the fields
of application of synchronic and static
condensers set forth in diagrammatic
form. A complete illustrated descrip-
tion of Westinghouse Type LD static
condensers with wiring diagrams for
two and three-phase equipment is in-
cluded in the circular. The method of
calculating the corrective kva. neces-
sary for an installation of condensers
and a chart for determining the per
cent of reactive kva. required to raise
the power factor to a desired value are
next presented. A tabulation of the
weights, dimensions and losses of static
condensers and the weights and dimen-
sions of transformers conclude the in-
formation given.
The Lovell Manufacturing Company,
Erie, Pa., has recently placed on the
market a new portable electric clothes
wringer designed for use with washing
machines not provided with power
wringers and as an auxiliary in laundry
equipment for homes, hotels, clubs,
schools, etc. As the wringer is mounted
on a tripod, it has a swivel hanging per-
mitting it to be swung to any position
over a washer or stationary tub. For
permanent use on stationary tubs or
boilers, the wringer is built without the
stand and provided with clamps to hold
it in place. Power for turning the rolls
of the wringer is supplied by a West-
inghouse heavy duty electric motor
built for operation on either direct or
alternating current at 110 volts.
Commercial Electric Company, San
Francisco, has moved to 1925 Howard
Street in that city.
Henry D. Sears, general sales agent
for Webber wiring devices with offices
in Boston, Mass., has recently issued a
wall poster devoted to illustrations and
descriptions of Staylit. The device is
a lamp socket designed to keep a lamp
lighted for a minute or two after the
cord controlling it has been pulled.
Birkel & LeGassick, wholesale elec-
tric supply company, is developing a
large business at Santa Monica, Calif.
The company is located at 702 Santa
Monica Blvd.
Harvey Hubbell, Inc., Bridgeport,
Conn., has recently placed on the mar-
ket a new toggle switch. The company
has also announced a line of 10 and
20-amp. polarized shallow flush recep-
tacles which have been re-designed to
fit standard convenience outlet face
plates. The receptacles are only 1-3/32
in. deep and are therefore suitable for
thin partitions.
Atlantic-Pacific Agencies Corporation,
San Francisco, has established sales
agencies in Chicago, Philadelphia, Pitts-
burgh, Boston, New York City, St. Louis
and Dallas, Texas.
The American Airdry Corporation has
recently moved its head offices and fac-
tory from Groton, N. Y., to Chicago,
111. The company manufactures Airdry,
‘‘The Electric Towel,” and has moved to
Chicago to secure a more centrally
located distributing point. Pacific Coast
representation for the company remains
the same and is in charge of the Airdry
Electric Service Company, with head-
quarters in the Rialto Bldg., San Fran-
The Electric Outlet Company, Inc.,
New York, N. Y., has brought oat a
new product which will be called “wire-
nuts.” The new device is made of brass
and Bakelite and is for use in making
wire joints in outlet boxes and else-
Curtis Lighting, Inc., has moved its
Los Angeles office from the Pacific
Finance Building to 1040 Merchants
National Bank Building in the same
city. The company has recently opened
a lighting studio at the new address.
The F. W. Wakefield Brass Company,
Vermillion, Ohio, Ivanhoe Works of The
Miller Company, Cleveland, and the Na-
tional Lamp Works of the General
Electric Company, are issuing a new
booklet entitled “A Central Station
Campaign that Sold 2,609 Store Light-
ing Units in 10 Days.” The book tells
of the experience of the Ohio Public
Service Company in making 2,609 sales
to 6,370 stores in seven medium-sized
cities, and is designed to show other
central stations and contractors how
such a campaign should be conducted
and as to the results that can be ob-
tained. The information concerning the
mapping out of such a better store
lighting campaign is exceedingly well
written and should be of value to any-
one considering the possibilities of such
a sales drive. Copies of the book may
be obtained free of charge from any of
the three manufacturers cooperating in
its publication.
Gearhart Hotel, Gearhart-by-the-Sea, Ore., where the annual convention of the Northwest Electric
Light and Power Association will be held, June 25-27, 1924. This hotel is reported to be the best
equipped beach hostelry in the Northwest.

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