New Motive Power for Street Cars.

Issue 9 and Volume 1891 10.

New Motive Power for Street Cars. A press dispatch from Ansonia, Conn., says: “A few weeks ago S. H. Shaw of Kansas came to this place to find a manufacturer who could make him a spring eight feet long, twelve feet wide, and three thirty-seconths of an inch thick. He had been to nearly every spring maker in the country, and came here as a last resort. Thomas Wallace, of the firm of Wallace & Sons, undertook the job, and to day the spring is ready to be wound on a mandrel which is being made for it. “ The use to which this big spring is to be put is to propel street cars. There are to l»e eight of them under each car, each wound up in a barrel twenty six inches in diameter. The outer edges of these barrels form sprocket wheels, from which run endless chains…

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