The Edison Monthly, Volume 14

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New York Edison Company, 1922 - Electricity
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Page 238 - MESSENGER OF SYMPATHY AND LOVE SERVANT OF PARTED FRIENDS CONSOLER OF THE LONELY BOND OF THE SCATTERED FAMILY ENLARGER OF THE COMMON LIFE CARRIER OF NEWS AND KNOWLEDGE INSTRUMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY PROMOTER OF MUTUAL ACQUAINTANCE OF PEACE AND OF GOODWILL AMONG MEN AND NATIONS...
Page 238 - Messenger of Sympathy and Love Servant of Parted Friends Consoler of the Lonely Bond of the Scattered Family Enlarger of the Common Life Carrier of News and Knowledge Instrument of Trade and Industry Promoter of Mutual Acquaintance Of Peace and Good Will Among Men and Nations.
Page 183 - WILDERNESS OF WIRES Edison's demonstration lamp, 1879. The hand-blown bulb is darkened by carbon evaporated from the carbonized bristol-board filament. The Smithsonian Institution I felt the sense of great responsibility, for unknown things might happen on turning a mighty power loose under the streets and in the buildings on lower New York. However, I kept my counsel. Thomas Edison On September 8, 1878, Thomas Edison visited the brass and copper foundry of William Wallace, in Ansonia, Connecticut,...
Page 183 - This commemorative celebration has a deep personal significance to me, for the Pearl Street Station was the greatest adventure of my life. It was akin to venturing on an uncharted sea. No precedents were available. I felt the sense of a great responsibility, for unknown things might happen on turning a mighty power loose under the streets and in the buildings of lower New York. However, I kept my own counsel. Thanks to the faithful cooperation of my unfailing companions, the Pearl Street Station...
Page 200 - Springfield boilers contracted for installation in the new Hell Gate Station of the United Electric Light and Power Company and the 2300 hp.
Page 180 - ... I sit tonight surrounded by so many of my old friends and fellow workers, there should be mingled with my joy something of sadness as I think of the men whose companionship we can no longer share. If there be some addition through my work to the resources of human welfare, that benefit has accrued largely through my good fortune in being favored with the devotion of my associates willing to throw their all into my melting pot. I have never ceased being grateful to the Edison men whose friendship...
Page 185 - It took the transcendent genius of an Edison to discover that a high resistance translating device, or its equivalent, was the first essential to success, and that discovery was the primary step towards placing him on a level with the few whom the people of all time will put in the first rank of the world's inventors.
Page 191 - There was a great deal of shouting back and forth, from one end of the table to the other. Each seemed to have a nickname. One young man was known exclusively as "Popsy...
Page 80 - Marks, assistant to the general manager of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, and Mr JE Dann, president of the Pilgrim Laundry of Brooklyn. Mr Cowie described the operation of electric trucks in express service throughout the country ; Mr Marks...
Page 183 - ... under the streets and in the buildings of lower New York. However, I kept my own counsel. Thanks to the faithful cooperation of my unfailing companions, the Pearl Street Station was carried promptly to the point of successful operation. The later development of the industry is a matter of history. As I look around this assemblage, my thoughts run backward to those days. Although Father Time has laid his silvery fingers upon us, the memory of our early struggles at Pearl Street affords a pleasant...

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