The Free Press gets electricity – The Free Press Turns 115 years Old

The Free Press gets electricity - The Free Press Turns 115 years Old

  • Dec. 10, 2013 11:00 a.m.

December 10 1909

Free Press Files

The Free Press plant is now operated by electricity. As this is the first power driven plant on the city lines we may give the benefit of our experience in electrical terms to those contemplating the installation of electric machines.

A transformer is an apparatus that hangs on a pole on the street and grinds the volts into domestic sizes for adjacent consumption.

A meter is an automatic case-keeper that is designed to keep the conscience of the consumer pure and untainted.

A motor is a Christian Science medicine box that is influenced from the Power House by absent treatment. The method of operation is as follows: the armature amperes the rheostat of the switchboard by kilowatting the voltage, thereby transforming the resistance into two-phase electromotive ohms, with which the motor absorbs the peak load on the cut-off. The dynamo reduces the insulation of the series wound exciter, producing multi-polar generators on the direct current and you pay at the City Clerk’s office.

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