Publication: Western Electrician
Chicago, IL, United States
STATISTICS OF ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURES.
As shown by the annual New Years estimates of the Western Electrician, given below, the value of electrical and closely allied manufactures in the United States in the year 1906 amounted to the great sum of $351,010,000, by far the largest in the history of the industry. Compared with the corresponding figure of $268,075,000 for 1905, the increase is seen to be $82,935,000, or 31 per cent. This is a tremendous increase, especially as 1905 was itself a very prosperous year, advancing 16 per cent. over the preceding year.
It was known before these estimates were made up that the year just closed had been on