H. W. Johns-Manville exhibited at the Atlantic City Convention

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Street Railway Journal

New York, NY, United States
vol. 30, no. 16, p. 816-817, col. 1,1


Full advantage was taken by the manufacturers of the opportunity afforded at Atlantic City for an elaborate display of apparatus with the result that the exhibits transcended any that have heretofore been held in connection with the meetings of the association. As the treasurer of the Manufacturers' Association said in presenting his report to that body, some 210 exhibitors took space, establishing a new record. As to the value of the exhibits to the operator, that is inestimable, though it may be said that hearty appreciation was individually expressed by the delegates of the opportunity that the excellent display afforded them of keeping abreast of the latest developments. That the exhibits are profitable, considered from the standpoint of the manufacturers, is borne out by the steady increase in the membership of the Manufacturers' Association and of companies seeking to display their products. While the accompanying notes are not elaborate, they serve to convey an idea of the extent and variety of the different exhibits:

THE H. W. JOHNS-MANVILLE COMPANY, of New York, was well represented with an attractive exhibit. Among the materials exhibited were the following: Victor combination meters, both portable and switchboard types, overhead line materials, "Noark" fuse devices, Transite asbestos fireproof lumber, etc. The exhibit of supplies included moulded mica weatherproof sockets, arc lamp hangers, high-tension insulators, rail bonds. J-M friction tape, Transite doors for transformer stations, controller linings, etc. The exhibit of overhead line material included a complete line of ears and clips, together with several new forms of insulated cross-overs, section insulators, etc. The other products of the firm, such as pipe covering, roofing and packing, were also represented. The company has recently made arrangements for the sale of asbestos wood, a material largely used in fireproof construction of buildings, cars, etc. Samples of asbestos wood showing its various applications were on exhibit. The following representatives were on hand: J. W. Perry, manager Electrical Department, New York; H. M. Voorhis, manager Electrical Department, Philadelphia; H. M. Frantz, manager Electrical Department, Chicago; R. R. Braggins, manager Electrical Department, Cleveland ; M. H. Crosswell, manager Electrical Department, Milwaukee; S. P. Russell, manager Electrical Department, New Orleans: D. T. Dickson, manager Philadelphia branch; E. D. Sparks, sales manager Philadelphia branch; S. G. Meek, salesman New York office; H. S. Corey, salesman New York office: E. F. Quirke, Southern representative, New York office; W. F. Little, electrical engineer, New York: E. B. Hatch, president The Johns-Pratt Company, Hartford, Conn.; C. W. Shultz, salesman, Philadelphia branch; G. A. Saylor, salesman Milwaukee branch; H. R. Tarinor, manager Boston branch; F. J. Jewett, superintendent, Brooklyn factory: W. R. Seigle, assistant superintendent Brooklyn factory, and A. E. Brown, assistant superintendent The Johns-Pratt Company.


Keywords:H. W. Johns-Manville Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:August 16, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;