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" What was the matter? Why, it was these Porter governors! When the circus commenced the men who were standing around ran out precipitately, and some of them kept running for a block or two. I grabbed the throttle of one engine and EH Johnson, who was the... "
Thomas Alva Edison: Sixty Years of an Inventor's Life - Page 124
by Francis Arthur Jones - 1908 - 362 pages
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Edison: His Life and Inventions

Frank Lewis Dyer, Thomas Commerford Martin - Inventors - 1910
...governors. When the circus commenced, the gang that was standing around ran out precipitately, and I guess some of them kept running for a block or two. I grabbed...wits, caught hold of the other, and we shut them off." One of the "gang" that ran., but, in this case, only to the end of the room, afterward said: "At the...
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The Boy's Life of Edison

William Henry Meadowcroft - Inventors - 1911 - 331 pages
...governors. When the circus commenced the gang that was standing around ran out precipitately, and I guess some of them kept running for a block or two. I grabbed...wits, caught hold of the other, and we shut them off." One of the gang that ran, but, in this case, only to the end of the room, afterward said: "At the time...
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Thomas Alva Edison

Francis Rolt-Wheeler - 1915 - 201 pages
...matter? Why, it was these Porter governors! When the circus commenced, the men who were standing round ran out precipitately, and some of them kept running...engine, and EH Johnson, who was the only one present who kept his wits, caught hold of the other and we shut them off. Of course I discovered then that...
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Stories of Achievement, Volume 5

Asa Don Dickinson - Biography - 1916
...to about a thousand revolutions, and then they would see-saw. What was the matter? Why, it was those Porter governors! When the circus commenced the men...shut them off. Of course I discovered then that what happened was that one set was running the other one as a motor. I then put up a long shaft connecting...
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Forty Years of Edison Service, 1882-1922: Outlining the Growth and ...

Thomas Commerford Martin - 1922 - 181 pages
...governors. When the circus commenced, the gang that was standing around ran out precipitately, and I guess some of them kept running for a block or two. I grabbed...wits, caught hold of the other, and we shut them off." One of the sprinters, who got only so far as the end of the dynamo room adds: "It was a terrifying...
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Creating the Twentieth Century : Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and ...

Department of Environment University of Manitoba Vaclav Smil Distinguished Professor - Business & Economics - 2005 - 368 pages
...extremely nervous as he scheduled a Sunday test and, as he recalled later, his concerns were justified: was the only one present to keep his wits, caught hold of the other, and we shut them off. (Edison cited in Martin 1922:56) To another witness, it was a terrifying experience, as I didn't know...
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