THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPAL ELECTRICIANS.
The following is the report of the committee on exhibits at the fourth aunual convention of the National Association of Municipal Electricians of the United States and Canada, held at Wilmington, Del., on September 4-9, 1899.
Your committee has the honor of calling your attention to the unique mid elaborate exhibit made by the Montauk Multiphase Cable company of New York. This cable may be said to be revolutionary because of its multiphasiccharacter—it being adapted for use in connection with all things electrical, as shown. Your committee, however, has only to deal with that phase which represents the protection of life and property. Therefore, your committee, in speaking of this cable and its appurtenances as being a great boon for the protection of life and property throughout the world, feels that in doing so it has only seconded the voice of the people, and that this invention will prove by its great general utility in the saving of life and property to be one of the most useful of the nineteenth century.
We also take pleasure in making favorable mention of the excellent and up-to-date fire and police telegraph apparatus exhibited by the Gamewell Fire & Police Telegraph company, of New York—their exhibitbeing the largest and most complete ever attempted by them before. It was greatly enjoyed by all electricians present.
The exhibit of Frederick Pearce, 18-20 Hose street, New York, was greatly appreciated by all—special features being: unhitching device for engine and truck horses, Pearce signal system for electric and cable railroads, and electric turn-table for display of goods in shop windows.
We desire to make special mention of the display of insulated wires and cables made by the following manufacturers of these articles :
The Okonite company, 253 Broadway, New York; Day’s kerite, 203 Broadway, New York; Municipal Cable, 7 Arch street, Boston. Mass ; Safety Insulated Wire & Cable company, 225 ‘.Vest Twenty-eighth street, New York; John A. ltoebling’s Sons c inpany, 117 Liberty street, New York; Standard Underground Cable company, 18 Liberty street, New York.
The primary battery interests were well represented by the Baine Primary Battery company, of 594 Broadway. New York, and the Gordon-Burnham primary battery—both of these manufactuiere having large and attractive exhibits.
The exhibit of the Manufacturers and Inventors Electric company. 96 Fulton street, New York, is worthy of special mention—it being the most attractive, the exhibit showing electrical specialties, including telegraph apparatus, the telegraph Morse watch-testing apparatus, etc., etc.
The ltolfe Electric company,of Chicago, showed the Rolfe device for protecting fire and police wires: The Frank E. Bundy Lamp company, acetylene lamps, Elmira, N.Y.; The J.S Wilson American Circular Loom company, and Machado & Roller voltmeters, ammeters eleetroduct, etc , William Roche, electrical novelties; Morris & Co.. Crocker & Wheeler motors, etc , Wilmington. Del.; William Lawton, electrical goods. Wilmington, Del ; Garrett, Miller & Co., electrical goods, Wilmington, Del.; Robelin & Co., musical instruments, Wilmington. Del ; Pyle Cycle company, bicycles and bicycle supplies, Wilmington, Del ; Wilmington City Electric company, electric company, electric fans Wilmington, Del.; Stock Quotation company, New York; Western Union Telegraph company, Postal Telegraph company; Bell Telephone company; Delmarvia Telephone company; Monarch Fire Appliance company; International Correspondence School, and others—all had attractive displays of goodsand deserve mnch credit for the attention given to all present.
(Signed) Mourns W.MEAD, PITTSBURGH I’A.
THUS. W. FLOOD, BOSTON, MASS
F. C. MASON, BROOKLYN, N Y
Committee on Exhibits of the National Association of Municipal Electricians
WILMINGTON, DEL.. September 4 to 9, 1899.
At New Rochelle, N. Y., George T. Davis, superintendent of fire alarms has introduced a newly system, which persons who live in the outskirts of the city where there are no fire alarm boxes can send an alarm to the police station by telephone, and have it rung from the tower. Eighteen new calls between 27 and 73 have been established, and will take in Glen Island, Davenport’s Neck, Rochelle Park, and other outlying places These boxes are not placed, but a person in the neighborhood can call up the police and give the location of the fire. The officer in charge, by the use of a new indicator which has just been established, will ring in the nearest box number, and the firemen wall know at once where to go This is the first protection that the wealthy people, living out of the village have had against fire, except from the private hose in their houses.