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" ... one of the machines to see how things were. My heart was in my mouth at first, but everything worked all right and we had more than 500 ohms insulation resistance. Then we started another engine and threw them in parallel. "Of all the circuses since... "
Thomas Alva Edison: sixty years of an inventor's life - Page 117
by Francis Arthur Jones - 1908 - 362 pages
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Science and Industry, Volume 6

Mechanical engineering - 1901
...parallel. Of all the circuses since Adam was born we had the worst then ! One engine would stop, and tbe other would run up to about a thousand revolutions and then they would see-saw." Mr. Edison's eyes twinkled with animation at the thought, "What was the matter! Why, it was those durned...
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Edison: His Life and Inventions

Frank Lewis Dyer, Thomas Commerford Martin - Inventors - 1910
...threw them in parallel. Of all the circuses since Adam was born, we had the worst then! One engine would stop, and the other would run up to about a thousand revolutions, and then they would see-saw. The trouble was with the governors. When the circus commenced, the gang that was standing around ran...
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Thomas Alva Edison

Francis Rolt-Wheeler - 1915 - 201 pages
...threw them in parallel. "Of all the circuses since Adam was born, we had the worst then. One engine would stop, and the other would run up to about a...When the circus commenced, the men who were standing round ran out precipitately, and some of them kept running for a block or two. I grabbed the throttle...
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Stories of Achievement, Volume 5

Asa Don Dickinson - Biography - 1916
...and threw them in parallel. Of all the circuses since Adam was born we had the worst then. One engine would stop and the other would run up to about a thousand...they would see-saw. What was the matter? Why, it was those Porter governors! When the circus commenced the men who were standing around ran out precipitately,...
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The Story of Thomas A. Edison

Inez Nellie Canfield McFee - 1922 - 182 pages
...broke loose! "Of all the circuses since Adam was born we had the worst then," says Edison. "One engine would stop, and the other would run up to about a...and then they would see-saw. What was the matter? One set of governors was running the other as a motor. I then put up a long shaft connecting all the...
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The Story of Thomas A. Edison

Inez Nellie Canfield McFee - 1922 - 182 pages
...broke loose! "Of all the circuses since Adam was born we had the worst then," says Edison. "One engine would stop, and the other would run up to about a...and then they would see-saw. What was the matter? One set of governors was running the other as a motor. I then put up a long shaft connecting all the...
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