Exhibitors at the Paris Exposition

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Electrician

New York, NY, United States
vol. 12, no. 10, p. 510-511,43, col. 1-3,1-2

Among the Exhibitors at the Paris Exposition.


A perusal of the report of awards made by the Paris Exposition authorities to exhibitors in the machinery and electricity classes shows that the American manufacturers, as usual, have come off with triumphantly flying colors. The itemized list of awards as made out by Director F. E. Drake is as follows:



Gold Medal — Ball Engine Co.; Geo. F. Blake Mfg. Co.; William Sellers Co. Silver Medal —Ashton Valve Co.; Clonbrock Steam Boiler Co.; Crane Co.; Lee Injector Co.; Lunkenhelmer Co.; Schaffer & Budenberg; Walworth Mfg. Co.; Wheeler Condenser & Engineering Co. Bronze Medal — Ambler Asbestos Air Cell Covering Co.; American Steam Gauge Co.; W. D. Forbes & Co.; Keystone Engineering & Mfg. Co.; Charles D. Mosher; Taunton Locomotive Mfg. Co. Honorable Mention, — Joseph; De Rycke; Direct Separator Co.; Fiske Bros. Refining Co.; H. W. Johns Mfg. Co.; G. T. McDondland; Sherwood Mfg. Co.; United States Metallic Packing Co.


Silver Medal — Mietz & Weiss; Rider-Ericsson Engine Co.; S. Morgan Smith Co. Bronze Medal — Pelton Water Wheel Co. Honorable Mention — Ingersoll-Sergeant Drill Co.


Grand Prix — Batcheller Pneumatic Tube Co.; Otis Elevator Co.; Worthington Pumping Engine Co. Gold Medal — Crane Co.; Ingersoll-Sergeant Drill Co.; Tinius Olsen & Co.; Rand Drill Co.; Charles A. Schieren & Co.; Shaw Electric Crane Co. Silver Medal — American Steel Pulley Co.; Chapman Valve Mfg. Co.; Lunkenheimer Co.; Monarch Governor & Machine Co.; Rice Gear Co.; Robins Conveying Belt Co.; Thomson Meter Co.; W. S. Tyler & Co.; Walworth Mfg. Co. Bronze Medal —Ashton Valve Co.; Hugo Bilgram; Detroit Lubricator Co.; Fisher Governor Co.; Jeffrey Mfg. Co.; Ludlow Valve Mtg. Co.; Neptune Meter Co.; Stilwell-Bierce & Smith-Vaile Co. Honorable Mentions —Bristol Co.; Christensen Engineering Co.; S. R. Dresser; A. H. Henderer's Sons; Locke Regulator Co.; F. D. Winkley.


Hors Concours — Kearney & Foot; Standard Tool Co. Grand Prix — E. W. Bliss Co.; Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co.; J. A. Fay & Egan Co.; Niles Tool Works Co.; The Pratt & Whitney Co. Gold Medal —E. C. Atkins & Co.; Bement-Miles Co.; Bullard Machine Tool Co.; Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co.; Cincinnati Milling Machine Co.; Deering Harvester Co.; Gisholt Machine Co.; Hendey Machine Co.; Jones & Lamson Machine Co.; Morse Twist Drill & Machine Co.; Norton Emery Wheel Co.; Pond Machine Tool Co.; Simonds Mfg. Co.; Warner & Swazey Silver Medal — Acme Machinery Co.; Baker Bros.; Becker-Brainerd Milling Machine Co.; John Becker; Cleveland Twist Drill Co.; Rockwell Clough Co.; Custis & Curtis; W. S. Doig; Fellows Gear Shaper Co.; Ferracute Machine Co.; Flather & Co.; Flather Planer Co.; Gleason Tool Co.; Gould & Eberhardt; William P. Healy; E. Horton & Son Co.; Ingersoll Milling Machine Co.; Landis Tool Co.; Morgan Machine Co.; Prentice Bros. Co.; Q & C Co.; Rice Gear Co.; H. B. Smith Machine Co.; Springfield Machine Tool Co.; L. S. Starrett Co.; Walworth Mfg. Co. Bronze Medal — American Machinery Co.; American Tool & Machinery Co.; American Turret Lathe Works; Armstrong Bros. Tool Co.; W. F. & John Barnes Co.; Bickford Drill & Tool Co.; Bradford Mill Co.; Builders' Iron Foundry; Cincinnati Planer Co.; Crane Co.; Herman Dock; Fosdick & Holloway Machine Tool Co.; Geometric Drill Co.; Goodall, Pratt Co.; George Gorton Machine Co.; Grant Machine Tool Works; Hart Mfg. Co.; Hoggson Pettis Mfg. Co.; R. K. LeBlond Machine Tool Co.; Morton Mfg. Co.; Oneida National Chuck Co.; Oster, Mfg. Co.; Pearson Machine Co.; Potter & Johnson Co.; Pratt Chuck Co.; Prentiss Vise Co.; A. D. Quint; Safety Emery Wheel Co.; Springfield Mfg. Co.; Standard Pneumatic Tool Co.; Tremont Co.; Vitrified Wheel Co.; Waterbury Tool Co.; Westcott Chuck Co.; Whitman & Barnes. Honorable Mention — T. R. Almond; American Tool & Machinery Co.; —— Baldwin; James Clarke; D'Amour & Littledale; G. T. Eames & Co.; F. A. Errington; Leland-Faulconer Mfg. Co.; W. H. Nicholson & Co.; Oesterlein Machine Co.; Perkins Machine Co.; Perry Ransom; J. T. Slocomb & Co.; Universal Machine Co.; O. S. Walker & Co.



Hors Concours — Adams-Bagnall Co.; General Electric Co.; Hecla Iron Works; Charles T. Malcolmson. Grand Prix — American Steel & Wire Co.; Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co. Gold Medal — Bullock Electric Mtg. Co.; Lorain Steel Co.; Western Electric Co. Silver Medal —Crocker-Wheeler Electric Co.; Eureka Tempered Copper Co.; Jeffrey Mfg. Co.; Shaw Electric Crane Co. Bronze Medal — Albert & J. M. Anderson; Belknap Motor Co.; C & C Electric Co.; Jenney Electric Mfg. Co.; Lakon Transformer Co.; Milwaukee Electric Co.; New York & Ohio Co.; Pittsburg Transformer Co.; Standard Paint Co.; Stow Mfg. Co.; R. Thomas & Sons Co.; Thresher Electric Co.; Triumph Electric Co. Honorable Mention — Chase-Shawmut Co.; Circular Loom Co.; Crouse-Hinds Electric Co.; Crown Woven Wire Brush Co.; Garton-Daniels Co.; General Equipment Co.; Holmes Fibre-Graphite Co.; Wagner Electric Mfg. Co.


Grand Prix — E.G. Acheson.


Gold Medal — Alvin Mfg. Co.; Hart & Hegeman Mfg. Co.; Helios-Upton Co.; Holophane Glass Co.; Ward Leonard Electric Co.; Mica Insulator Co.; National Carbon Co.; Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co.; C. J. Toerring Co. Silver Medal — Bristol Co.; Dale Co.; Iron Clad Resistance Co.; New York & Ohio Co.; Oxley & Enos; Pass. & Seymour; Phelps Mfg. Co.; United States Carbon Co. Bronze Medal —T. R. Almond; American Electrical Novelty Co.; Chase-Shawmut Co.; Chicago Fuse & Wire Co.; I. P. Frink; Incandescent Electric Light Manipulator Co.; William Inglis Wire & Iron Works; McLeod, Ward & Co.; E. B. Meyrowitz.


Grand Prix — John A. Roebling's Sons Co.; Rowland Telegraphic Co.; Western Electric Co. Gold Medal — Edison Phonographic Works. Silver Medal — American Wireless Telegraph Co.; Herzog Teleseme Co.; International Cable Directory Co. Bronze Medal — American Electric Telephone Co.; Dicke Tool Co.; Farr Telephone & Supply Co.; Foote, Pierson & Co.; Huebel & Manger Mtg. Co.; Partrick, Carter & Wilkins; Safety Insulated Wire & Cable Co.; Sprague Electric Co.; Standard Telephone & Electric Co.; Stromberg-Carlson Telephone Co.; Telephone Mfg. Co.; Western Telephone Construction Co. Honorable Mention — H. Anderson; Insulating Saddle Staple Co.; Mathias Klein & Son; Pennsylvania Electric Co.; Viaduct Mfg. Co.


Gold Medal — Weston Electrical Instrument Co. Silver Medal — Ritter Dental Mfg. Co. Bronze Medal — American Electrical Heating Corp'n; William Marshall; E. B. Meyrowitz; Sempire Clock Co.; Wagner Electric Mfg. Co. Honorable Mention — Abbot Electric & Mfg. Co.; American Electric Heating Co.; American Electrical Specialty Co.; Eldridge Electric Mfg. Co.; Gold Car Heating Co.; Gordon Battery Co.; Hadaway Electric Heating & Engineering Co.; McCay Engineering Co.

Following are given some notes concerning Paris exhibitors which were crowded out of the September issue by lack of space.

QUEEN & CO., Philadelphia, interested many visitors In their instrument exhibit.

THE AMERICAN ELECTRIC SPECIALTY COMPANY, New York, has a neat display of its Instruments.

THE PITTSBURG TRANSFORMER COMPANY, Pittsburg, shows a line of its transformers in the Electricity Building.

THE KENNEDY VALVE COMPANY, New York, has an exhibit of its valves in one of the cases of the collective exhibit.

THE WESTON ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENT COMPANY, Newark, N. J., makes an effective display of Its well-known instruments.

THE HARDY LAMP COMPANY, Pittsfield, Mass., exhibits its series and 220-volt lamps, miniature and decorative lamps and candelabra.

THE NORTON ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENT COMPANY, Manchester, Conn., sent a line of their instruments which excited much favorable comment.

THE JEFFREY MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Columbus, Ohio, shows one of its electric coal mining machines driven by a 20-h.p. motor; also a No. 1 1/2 electric coal drill.

THE MONTAUK MULTIPHASE CABLE COMPANY, New York, showed samples of its specialties which interested many foreign visitors.

THE LUNKENHEIMER COMPANY, Cincinnati, Ohio, exhibits a large collection of its well-known brass specialties, including valves, lubricators, injectors, oil cups, whistles, safety valves, etc.

I. P. FRINK, New York, has two of his handsome reflectors on the gallery wall of the Electricity Building in addition to others installed elsewhere in the Exposition buildings by the Government.

PARTRICK, CARTER & WILKINS, Philadelphia, have an interesting line of their well-known bells, annunciators, hotel and house goods displayed on the wall of the gallery of the Electricity Building.

THE HOLOPHANE GLASS COMPANY, New York, has one of the most beautiful exhibits — a number of its globes and shades being grouped together in a most attractive fashion. Holophane globes are also in use on the service lamps of the United States exhibits.

THE C & C ELECTRIC COMPANY, New York, has one of its 16-h.p. motors operating the machine tools, about twenty in number, in the exhibit of the Pratt & Whitney Company. A 30-h.p. C & C motor also furnishes power for about thirty machines comprised in the exhibit of the E. W. Bliss Company, at Vincennes.

THE SPRAGUE ELECTRIC COMPANY, New York, has on exhibition in the American Publishers' Building Lundell motors operating a gang of five Linotype machines; also a Sprague belted motor driving a Harris press. The Sprague Company also exhibited in the Electricity Building the latest types of its interior conduit.

THE BRISTOL COMPANY, Waterbury, Conn., in addition to furnishing one of its recording pressure gauge and recording voltmeters for use on the switchboard of the United States Machinery Hall, at Vincennes, has an exhibit in the Electricity Building gallery of its recording instruments for pressure, temperature and electric current.

THE LUNKENHEIMER COMPANY, Cincinnati, Ohio, makes a very prominent exhibit of their numerous specialties — the newest of which is a line of injectors. The company has been so busy filling orders tor these In the American market that they have been unable to do much in the way of supplying them abroad. A full assortment is now in the company's London office and a heavy foreign trade in these specialties is confidently anticipated.

THE WAGNER ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY, St. Louis, has one of its marble switchboards on exhibition, with several of its well-known types of instruments made for either the front or back of the board. They are exceedingly handsome station instruments and give absolutely dead beat indications. The display includes a type F wattmeter; two illuminated dials, back of the board type, with narrow front; and wide front type H voltmeter with illuminated dial. The company also shows a 3-h.p. single-phase self-starting motor to run at 1500 r.p.m.

THE WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC & MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Pittsburg, is entitled to, and has received, the cordial thanks of the exhibitors in the American Publishers' Building, who secured the necessary current for light and power in it after it opened only by the active intervention of Messrs. Arthur Warren and Maurice Coster of the Westinghouse Company. Through the energetic co-operation of these gentlemen the plan was carried out of drawing on the Westinghouse street-railway plant at Moulineaux. The lights were run on its 5000-volt three-phase current taken through a static transformer. One of the most interesting contributions to the United States portion of the social-economic exhibits of various countries was a handsome set of photographs of the Westinghouse shops at Pittsburg. The motor cars of the Exposition Third-Rail Road are each equipped with tour Westinghouse 30-h.p. motors, as well as with the usual Westinghouse controllers. The road and the moving sidewalk are driven by an induction Westinghouse motor of 850 horse-power, said to be the largest ever built, taking 6000 volts direct. There is also a reserve plant of the same size and nature in the Westinghouse Exposition plant.

THE IRON-CLAD RESISTANCE COMPANY, Westfield, N. J., shows among the collective exhibits in the gallery of the Electricity Building a number of its universal interlocking theater dimmers, stand field rheostats in different sizes, and a reversing crane motor controller with renewable contact switch, and its special heavy duty resistances.

THE WESTERN ELECTRIC COMPANY has probably the most comprehensive exhibit in the American electrical section of the Electricity Building. It includes a telephone exchange of 18,000 lines, shown in operation. The telephone exchange is on the common battery system, the operating current being furnished by a storage battery of 11 cells. These cells are charged from the 220-volt distributing mains of Electricity Building by means of two twin motor charging generators, furnishing 40 amperes at from 20 to 30 volts, between which limits the pressure can be regulated. A number of telephone instruments have been distributed by the company in the American section of Groups IV. and V., both on the ground floor and in the gallery, and also in the American Machinery Building at Vincennes. The exchange is connected to the central/exchange of Paris by three lines, so that exhibitors in the American section have telephonic connection with all the subscribers throughout Paris. Besides the exchange, there is shown an exhibit of wall, desk and table telephone instruments, for the common battery system, and also magneto instruments for exchange and private lines. In the line of telegraphy there is shown a complete set of instruments, with a fifty-line switchboard, as used in New York. The exhibit also contains a complete line of fire-alarm apparatus, in working position, and consisting of both key and keyless boxes. A complete line of street railway line supplies and cables and cable tools are also shown. An electric lighting and motor distribution plant is also shown in operation. It consists of a 75-kw. 110-volt generator, directly driven by a motor of the same type, but wound for 220 volts. The exhibit also includes power motors in the three types manufactured by the company, viz.: the open type, semi-encased and encased; enclosed arc lamps for various circuits, to run on singly or 110 volts, to run two in series on 220-volt circuits and to run on alternating currents; two finished armatures; fan motors of both desk and bracket types; also two styles of celling fans. Among the most interesting features of the exhibit were the plaster models of the company's Chicago and New York factories. The company distributes from its space catalogues in English, French, Spanish and German.

THE GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY has its exhibit on the ground floor of Electricity Building, which contains a model of its three factories, made to a scale of 20 ft. to one inch, showing the complete works of the company, each of the three factories being fenced in separately. The ground is constructed in sheet zinc, cut away where the buildings are located. The buildings are of sheet copper with mica windows. The model is lighted from below with three rows of 18 incandescent lamps each, and from above by three rows of eight lamps each. Each of these rows of lamps, above as well as below, is controlled by a separate switch. The area represented by the models amounts to 174 acres, and the buildings have a floor space of two million square feet. The General Electric Company also shows interior photographic views of its works, and views of some of the larger of its installations. The photos are of extraordinary size — 36 x 24 ins. — the largest plate made in America, and depict a view of the big machine shop in Schenectady, the largest in America, being 650 ft. long by 156 ft. wide, and having a total floor space of 143,000 sq. ft.; one view of the big foundry in which 750,000 Ibs. of iron castings are produced dally; an interior view of the incandescent lamp works at Harrison, N. J., which have a daily capacity of 55,000 lamps, and one interior view of the meter room of the Lynn works, at which 90,000 meters are produced annually.

The 16 photographs of installations cover practically all the famous long-distance transmissions, and a number of the large metropolitan stations erected by the General Electric Company, including the Duane Street station of the New York Edison Company and the Market Street station of the Chicago Edison Company; a sub-station of the Sacramento Power Transmission and the new Buffalo General Electric Company's station, which is fed by current from Niagara Falls. There is also a view of the Mechanicsville power house, from which the Schenectady works derive their motive power, and a photograph of the big B. & O. electric locomotive. There are also to be found in the various parts of the Exposition a large number of motors and other apparatus of G. E. make. In the American Machinery Building, at Vincennes, there are alone over a dozen General Electric motors, of which one, that of the Indo-Egyptian Compress Company, has a capacity of 50 horse-power. The electric locomotive of the Paris-Orleans Railroad, exhibited at Vincennes, and which will haul the trains of the Orleans road through Paris, to and from the new depot on the bank of the Seine, is also a Schenectady creation. In the Navigation Building, in the United States section, there is a good display of General Electric marine sets.

AMONG OTHER COMPANIES who either have their apparatus on exhibition at the Exposition or in use in various exhibits or in the power plants of the various buildings are the following: The American Injector Company, Detroit, Mich.; the Burt Manufacturing Company, Akron, O.; the Crosby Steam Gage and Valve Company, Boston; the Detroit Lubricator Company, Detroit, Mich.; the H. W. Johns Manufacturing Company, New York; the Kennedy Valve Manufacturing Company, New York; American Endoscopic Company, Providence, R. I.; American Miniature and Decorative Lamp Company, New York; Bossert Electric Construction Company, Utica, N. Y.; Gilmore Electric Company, Boston, Mass.; Hologiphane Glass Company, New York; Hart Manufacturing Company, Hartford, Conn.; New York and Ohio Company, Warren, O.; Bobbins & Myers Company, Springfield, O.; Schiff, Jordan & Company, New York; Speer Carbon Company, St. Marys, Pa.; Stanley Instrument Company, Great Barrington, Mass.; Central Telephone and Electric Company, St. Louis, Mo.; Chicago Insulated Wire Company, Chicago; Farr Telephone and Construction Supply Company, Chicago; Illinois Insulated Wire Company, Chicago; M. Klein & Son, Chicago; Mianus Electric Company, Mianus, Conn.; North Electric Company, Cleveland, O.; Stromberg-Carison Telephone Manufacturing Company, Chicago; Varley Duplex Magnet Company, Jersey City, N. J.; J. G. Biddle, Philadelphia; Eastern Electric Cable Company, Boston, Mass.; Eldredge Electric Manufacturing Company, Springfield, Mass.; General Incandescent Arc Light Company, New York; Hathaway Electric Heating and Engineering Company, New York; Queen & Company, Philadelphia; Mietz & Weis, New York; S. Morgan Smith Company, York, Pa.; Chicago Rawhide Manufacturing Company, Chicago; Ludlow Valve Company, Troy, N. Y.; B. F. Sturtevant Company, Boston, Mass.; Cleveland Twist Drill Company, Cleveland; Morse Twist Drill and Machine Company, New Bedford, Mass.; Cutter Company, Philadelphia; American Circular Loom Company, Boston; Diehl Manufacturing Company, Ellzabethport, N. J.; Dixon Crucible Company, Jersey City, N. J.; Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company, St. Louis; Forest City Electric Company, Cleveland; Hobart Electric Manufacturing Company, Troy, O.; Holtzer Cabot Electric Company, Brookllne, Mass.; Jenney Electric Manufacturing Company, Indianapolis, Ind.; K. & W. Company, Pittsfield, Mass.; Okonlte Company, New York; D. M. Steward Manufacturing Company, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Wirt Electric Company, Philadelphia, Zimdars & Hunt, New York.


Keywords:Pass & Seymour : Mica Insulator Company : H. W. Johns Manufacturing Company : R. Thomas & Sons Company : Albert & J. M. Anderson Company : D. M. Steward Manufacturing Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:March 30, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;