Locke to Expand Insulator Plant

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical Age

New York, NY, United States
vol. 37, no. 4, p. 311, col. 1


Trade Notes

The rapid expansion of the business of the Locke Insulator Manufacturing Company, of Victor, N. Y., has taxed to the utmost all the facilities of the old power plant, until, at the present time, the construction of a new and larger one has become imperative. The new building, for which foundations have already been laid, is to be 90 feet square, of approved concrete construction, one side being parallel to, and 15 feet below, the tracks of the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, enabling hard and soft coal to be unloaded directly to the bunkers. The boiler room, which measures approximately 45 by 90 feet, will contain 600 horse-power in horizontal tubular boilers, hand-fired with a mixture of buckwheat and soft coal, necessary draught being provided by a large engine-driven fan. Engines, generators and high tension testing transformers will occupy the remainder of the building. There will be two power units, one for clay load and a smaller one for night load, the demand for power being practically continuous. The smaller unit, of 60-KW. capacity, is made up of a Skinner engine running at 300 revolutions per minute, direct connected to a three-phase, 60cycle, 44O-volt alternator. The large unit, a low-speed Corliss, will be direct connected to a three-phase, 60-cycle, 440-volt alternator of 150 KW. These two machines will supply light, power and current for testing all through the factory, as well as supply power for street and residence lighting in the village of Victor.

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Keywords:Locke Insulator Manufacturing Company
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:November 21, 2009 by: Elton Gish;