Leadership

ELECTRICITY AND FIRE-HAZARD.

Issue 16 and Volume 41.

ELECTRICITY AND FIRE-HAZARD. Dr. C. J. H. Woodbury recently delivered an interesting address before the two hundred and sixty-sixth meeting of the New York Electrical society, his subject being. “The influence of the Underwriters’ rules on electrical development.” He said in part: “The commercial introduction of arc lamps for interior lighting was accompanied by numerous fires, whose peculiarity of origin rather than any destructive results gave rise to apprehensions, which tended to restrict its use to street lighting until a mill insurance company whose patrons desired to use this method of illumination made experiments on the subject in i88t in co-operation with the leading manufacturers of lighting apparatus, and as a result of these investigations a set of rules was prepared which received the approval of all interested parties as establishing methods for the prevention of the occurrence of such fires resulting from the use of electricity for illumination by…

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