Leadership

Electrolysis of Water Pipes.

Issue 17 and Volume 1893 13.

Electrolysis of Water Pipes. PART I. When my friend Mr. Nevons about two years and a half ago came to me in the corridors of the city hall and said : ” Mr. Morse, what effect is the connecting of these wires to our water pipes going to have?” I remember of saying to him at that time : “ The effect will be something very slight. I anticipate no trouble from it ; you will probably be in your grave before any water pipes are injured by electricity.” And then, again, about two months and a half ago, when Mr. Nevons again came to me and said : “ Mr. Morse, do you suppose that this electric business is having any effect on our pipes?” and I answered him in an entirely different way, saying,“ Most certainly; I haven’t the slightest doubt but what it is having an effect,”…

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