Taftville Cotton Mill transmission line

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical Industries

Chicago, IL, United States
vol. 5, no. 5, p. 142-144, col. 1-2,1


Electric Power in Taftville Cotton Mill.


The advantages of electricity for power transmission is shown by the number of recent installations and especially in utilizing water powers at some distance from the factory. At Taftville, Conn., are located some important cotton mills using the power of the Shetugket river. In the mills of Mr. E. P. Taft at Baltic and Taftville, the valuable water rights of the river have been developed, and by an electric plant the power is distributed to the mills, replacing two 350-horse power engines.