New Lexington insulators exhibited by Central Electric at Chicago convention

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Western Electrician

Chicago, IL, United States
vol. 42, no. 22, p. 438,442, col. 1,3

The Exhibition And Some of the Men

Who Attended It.

The exhibition of electrical appliances provided for the Chicago convention by the Class D members was a beautiful and effective display. The Exhibition Hall on the ninth floor of the hotel adjoined the Assembly Hall, as last year. The booth arrangement was simple and uniform, making all the exhibits easily accessible. The decorations followed an unassuming but systematic plan, and with the brilliant illumination, which was entirely by tungsten lamps, the entire exhibition scheme was attractive and entirely satisfactory.

There was no time during the entire four days of the convention that the aisles and booths were not well filled with interested visitors, and this in the face of the fact that nearly all the sessions of the convention proper were attended to the capacity of the assembly hall.

The various branched of the electrical industry were well represented and many new things were shown, brief mention being made of them in the following paragraphs. Views of some of the exhibits are also given herewith. Especially noticeable, however, was the recognition received by the tungsten lamp as a practicable and desirable lighting unit. The general lighting of both the exhibition hall and the assembly room was by tungsten lamps with proper reflectors. The accompanying views of the exhibits were taken with no other light than that from the regular illumination. On account of the architecture of the hall an adequate general view of the exhibition room could not be secured, the view given on page 430 showing only a part of the whole.

The exhibition committee, received the deserved praise of the Class D members, as well as the entire association, for the successful manner in which it carried out its part of the programme. On a preceding page is given a brief account of the annual meeting of Class D members and the presentation to Mr. Niesz.




Some of the Attractive Exhibits at the Chicago Electric-Light Convention.

The Central Electric Company, Chicago, exhibited a very complete line of supply material, mounted on a specially constructed exhibit board. Among the devices exhibited were the well-known Pittsburg high-efficiency silico-vanadium steel transformers; a working exhibit, of the Universal flat-rate controller, illustrating the method of using tungsten lamps in conjunction with flat-rate systems; "gas-fired" New Lexington high-tension porcelain insulators of all voltages up to 100,000; P. A. remote-control electrically operated switches in capacity up to 2,500 amperes and 3,000 volts; D. & W. fuses, cut-out boxes, etc., high-tensioned outdoor and indoor oil switches; O. K. fuse boxes preventing theft of current; Westinghouse alternating-current integrating wattmeters, S. E. circuit-breakers and International instruments. Among the newer devices was shown the "Central" resistance or load box for use in testing intergrading watt-meters, this load box taking the place of the usual lamp bank heretofore used. This box is especially novel in that the various resistance units can be changed or replaced as desired or found necessary. The artistic effect of the exhibit was greatly enhanced by the new line of "Central" lighting fixtures of original design and exquisite workmanship. The entire exhibit conformed to the general scheme of decorations employed by the committee, a fact of much importance in such exhibitions. The exhibit was planned and presented by Manager of Sales H. W. Young.


Keywords:New Lexington High Voltage Porcelain Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:October 6, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;