The development of the incandescent electric lamp

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Scott, Greenwood & Son, 1912 - Architecture - 198 pages
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Page 43 - It will burn for one hour two 50-watt * (formerly "rated" as 16 candle power) carbon lamps, or four 25-watt (20 candle power) Mazda lamps, or fire 20-watt (16 candle power) Mazda lamps. It will bring to a boil two quarts of water. It will run the electric broiler for six minutes. It will operate a twelve-inch fan for ninety minutes. It will operate an electric griddle for eight minutes. It will operate a luminous radiator for eight minutes. It will make a Welsh rarebit in an electric chafing dish....
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Page 43 - It will keep an eight-inch disc stove hot for seven minutes, or long enough to cook a steak. It will operate a seven-inch frying pan for twelve minutes. It will make four cups of coffee in an electric coffee percolator. It will keep a foot-warmer hot for a quarter of an hour. It will keep a six-pound electric flatiron hot for fifteen minutes. It will heat an electric curling iron once a day for two weeks. *As the charges of different lighting companies for current naturally...

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