Consolidated Electric Light Company is making large additions to its plant

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical Review

New York, NY, United States
vol. 9, no. 18, p. 9, col. 4



The Consolidated Electric Light Company of Portland, Maine, a majority of which is owned by the American Electric Manufacturing Company, is making very large additions to its present plant. The company now lights the entire city of Portland. Three hundred arc lights are now in use, and about 400 Edison incandescent municipal lamps. The company's present building having become inadequate to the demands for increased light, a new building, 60x100 feet, is being built, and will be completed within sixty days. It will be one of the finest blocks in Portland. New boilers and engines are now being installed. The arc and incandescent systems are both to be largely increased. Besides the lighting, the company are going to put in a large installation of electrical motors for the transmission of power. It is said about 500 horse-power will be installed this winter.


Keywords:Consolidated Electric Light Company
Researcher notes:It is possible that insulators embossed C.E.L. Co. could have been made for the Consolidated Electric Light Company.
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 2, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;