January Issue 2000

 


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| January 2000
CODE CITATIONS: Article 225-Outside Branch Circuits and Feeders; Article 230-Services; Article 250-Grounding; Article 400-Flexible Cords and Cables; Article 410-Lighting Fixtu

Thomas Alva Edison, An early picture shows the employees of Gray and Barton (now Graybar Electric Co.). Prof. Gray is in the front row, holding his automatic telegraph printer., Sachs Electric Co., St. Louis, provided this early picture of a company vehicle., A 1954 press release from Kennecott Copper Corp. introduced "Skimpy Wiring, a notorious electrical delinquent [who has] blacked out more homes than any other villain in history. But despite his shady record, Skimpy is an unwelcome guest in 4 out of 5 American homes.", The first cover of Electrical Contractor magazine, then The National Electrical Contractor, published the year of NECA's founding, 1901. They liked this cover so much that they only changed the date through the monthly issues of 1902., In a 1954 press release, General Electric boasted that their modern incandescent 100-watt bulb produced eight times the light of their 1913 100-watt bulb, left. In addition, the "...bulb's size has been cut nearly in half, light output increased over 40 percent, diffusion provided, tip eliminated, construction made sturdier, and list price reduced from 80 to 25 cents.", Louis Guass, veteran gaffer at the Corning GLass Works, Corning, N.Y., is shown blowing the bulb.
| January 2000
In the history of electricity, no single defining moment exists.

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| January 2000
Finding a safe place to park your car while you work, shop, or run simple errands is a frustrating problem most of us have encountered, one some of us battle daily.

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| January 2000
In a previous column, I discussed the transfer of symbol counts to the material listing sheets.

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| January 2000
Although literally happening in slow motion, there are dramatic changes taking place right now in electrical contracting.

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