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An indispensable work to all interested in electrical science. Suitable alike for tho student and professional. A practical handbook of reference containing definitions of about 5000 distinct words, terms and phrases. The definitions are terse and concise and include every term used in electrical science. Recently issued. An entirely new edition. Should be in the possession of all who desire to keep abreast with the progress of this branch of science. Complete, concise and convenient. 682 pages. 393 illustrations. Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.00



A most useful book, and one which should be in the hands of all engaged in the press
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This work is a companion volume to the author's elementary work entitled “Dies, Their
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DESIGN. By F. L. SYLVESTER, M.E., Draftsman, with additions by ERIK
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A practical treatise on electrical calculations of all kinds reduced to a series of rules, all of the simplest forms, and involving only ordinary arithmetic; each rule illustrated by one or more practical problems, with detailed solution of each one. This book is classed among the most useful works published on the science of electricity, covering as it does the mathematics of electricity in a manner that will attract the attention of those who are not familiar with algebraical formulas. 20th Edition. 160 pages.

Price · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · $1.00 COMMUTATOR CONSTRUCTION. By WM. BAXTER, JR.

The business end of any dynamo or motor of the direct current type is the commutator. This book goes into the designing, building, and maintenance of commutators, shows how to locate troubles and how to remedy them; everyone who fusses with dynamos needs this. 4th Edition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 cents


WATT DYNAMO. By ARTHUR J. WEED, Member of N. Y. Electrical Society.
A practical treatise showing in detail the construction of a small dynamo or motor, the
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This is a book which will prove of interest to many classes of people; the manufacturer
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tails are explained. 288 pages. New Revised Edition. Fully illustrated. Price . $8.00 ELECTRIC LIGHTING AND HEATING POCKET-BOOK. By SYDNEY F.

This book puts in convenient form useful information regarding the apparatus which is
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A thoroughly practical treatise covering thesubject of Electric Wiring in all its branches,
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currents. The fundamental principle of drop of potential in circuits is shown with its

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Alternating current wiring is treated, with explanations of the power factor, conditions
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or electrician. 272 pages; 105 illustrations. Price . . . . . . . . . $1.50 ELECTRIC TOY MAKING, DYNAMO BUILDING, AND ELECTRIC MOTOR

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to make easy the carrying out of the work. 20th Edition, enlarged. Price: $1.00 PRACTICAL ELECTRICITY. By Prof. T. O'CONOR SLOANE.

This work of 768 pages was previously known as Sloane's Electricians' Hand Book, and is intended for the practical electrician who has to make things go. The entire field of electricity is covered within its pages. Among some of the subjects treated are: The Theory of the Electric Current and Circuit, Electro-Chemistry, Primary Batteries, Storage Batteries. Generation and Utilization of Electric Powers. Aiternating Current, Armature Winding, Dynamos and Motors, Motor Generators, Operation of the Central Station Switchboards, Safety Appliances, Distribution of Electric Light and Power, Street Mains, Transformers, Arc and Incandescent Lighting, Electric Measurements, Photometry, Electric Railways, Telephony, BellWiring, Electric-Plating, Electric Heating, Wireless Telegraphy, etc. It contains no useless theory; everything is to the point. It teaches you just what you want to know about electricity. It is the standard work published on the subject. Forty

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The object of “Electricity Simplified" is to make the subject as plain as possible and to show what the modern conception of electricity is; to show how two plates of different metal, immersed in acid, can send a message around the globe; to explain how a bundle of copper wire rotated by a steam engine can be the agent in lighting our streets, to tell what the volt, ohm and ampere are, and what high and low tension mean; and to answer the questions that perpetually arise in the mind in this age of

electricity. 13th Edition. 172 pages. Illustrated. Price . . . . . . $1.00 BOUSE WIRING. By THOMAS W. POPPE.

This work describes and illustrates the actual installation of Electric Light Wiring, the manner in which the work should be done, and the method of doing it. The book can be conveniently carried in the pocket. It is intended for the Electrician, Helper and Apprentice. It solves all Wiring Problems and contains nothing that conflicts with the rulings of the National Board of Fire Underwriters. It gives just the information essential to the Successful Wiring of a Building. Among the subjects treated are: Locating the Meter. Panel Boards. Switches. Plug Receptacles, Brackets, Ceiling Fixtures. The Meter Connections. The Feed Wires. The Steel Armored Cable System. The Flexible Steel Conduit System. The Ridig Conduit System. A digest of the National Board of Fire Underwriters' rules relating to metallic-wiring systems. Various switching arrangements explained and diagrammed. The easiest method of testing the Three- and Four-way circuits explained. The grounding of all metallic wiring systems and the reason for doing so shown and explained. The insulation of the metal parts of lamp fixtures and the reason for the same described and illustrated. 125 pages. Fully illustrated. Flexible cloth. Price . . . . . . . . 50 cents

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The studies to be followed, methods of work, field of operation and the requirements
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A handbook of theory and practice. This work is arranged in three parts. The first part covers the elementary theory of the dynamo. The second part, the construction and action of the different classes of dynamo in common use, are described; while the third part relates to such matters as affect the practical management and working of dynamos and motors. The following chapters are contained in the book: Electrical Units; Magnetic Principles; Theory of the Dynamo; Armature; Armature in Practice; Field Magnets; Field Magnets in Practice; Regulating Dynamos; Coupling Dynamos; Installation, Running, and Maintenance of Dynamos; Faults in Dynamos:

Faults in Armatures; Motors. 292 pages. 117 illustrations. Price . . . $1.50 STANDARD ELECTRICAL DICTIONARY. By T. O'CONOR SLOANE.

An indispensable work to all interested in electrical science. Suitable alike for the student and professional. A practical handbook of reference containing definitions of about 5,000 distinct words, terms and phrases. The definitions are terse and concise and include every term used in electrical science. Recently issued. An entirely new edition. Should be in the possession of all who desire to keep abreast with the progress of this branch of science. In its arrangement and typography the book is very convenient. The word or term defined is printed in black-faced type which readily catches the eye, while the body of the page is in smaller but distinct type. The definitions are well worded, and so as to be understood by the non-technical reader. The general plan seems to be to give an exact, concise definition, and then amplify and explain in a more popular way. Synonyms are also given, and references to other words and phrases are made. A very complete and accurate index of fifty pages is at the end of the volume; and as this index contains all synonyms, and as all phrases are indexed in every reasonable combination of words, reference to the proper place in the body of the book is readily made. It is difficult to decide how far a book of this character is to keep the dictionary form, and to what extent it may assume the encyclopedia form. For some purposes, concise, exactly worded definitions are needed; for other purposes, more extended descriptions are required. This book seeks to satisfy both demands, and does it with considerable success. Complete, concise and con

venient. 682 pages. 393 illustrations. Twelfth Edition. Price . . . . $3.00 SWITCHBOARDS. By WILLIAM BAXTER, JR.

This book appeals to every engineer and electrician who wants to know the practical side of things. It takes up all sorts and conditions of dynamos, connections and circuits, and shows by diagram and illustration just how the switchboard should be connected. Includes direct and alternating current boards, also those for arc lighting, incandescent, and power circuits. Special treatment on high voltage boards for power

transmission. 2d Edition. 190 pages. Illustrated. Price . . . . . . $1.50 TELEPHONE CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, WIRING, OPERATION

This book is intended for the amateur, the wireman, or the engineer who desires to
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Gives the principles of construction and operation of both the Bell and Independent
instruments; approved methods of installing and wiring them; the means of protecting
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as series or bridging stations; and rules for their inspection and maintenance. Lino
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text. Selected wiring tables, which are very helpful, are also included. Among the
subjects treated are Construction, Operation, and Installation of Telephone Instru-
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This is undoubtedly one of the most complete and comprehensible treatises on the
subject ever published, and a close study of its pages will enable one to master all the
details of the wireless transmission of messages. The author has Alled a long-felt
want and has succeeded in furnishing a lucid, comprehensible explanation in simple
language of the theory and practice of wireless telegraphy and telephony.
Among the contents are: Introductory; Wireless Transmission and Reception-The
Aerial System, Earth Connections—The Transmitting Apparatus, Spark Coils and
Transformers, Condensers, Helixes, Spark Gaps, Anchor Gaps, Aerial Switches—The
Receiving Apparatus, Detectors, etc.--Tuning and Coupling, Tuning Coils, Loose
Couplers, Variable Condensers, Directive Wave Systems-Miscellaneous Apparatus,
Telephone Receivers, Range of Stations, Static Interference— Wireless Telephones.
Sound and Sound Waves, The Vocal Ohords and Ear Wireless Telephone, How Sounds
Are Changed into Electric Waves---Wireless Telephones, The Apparatus-Summary,
154 pages. 156 engravings. Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.00

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