Electricity for the farm

Light, heat and power by inexpensive methods from the water wheel or farm engine

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,147 / 146 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.2
LoC Category: TX
Downloads: 2,857
Added to site: 2008.11.14
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Origin: gutenberg.org

This book is designed primarily to give the farmer a practical working knowledge of electricity for use as light, heat, and power on the farm. The electric generator, the dynamo, is explained in detail; and there are chapters on electric transmission and house-wiring, by which the farm mechanic is enabled to install his own plant without the aid and expense of an expert. (Illustrated HTML available at Project Gutenberg)

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d that might better be used in growing food for human beings. It would not become "aged" at the end of ten or fifteen years, and the expense of maintenance would be practically nothing after the first cost of installation. It would require only water as food--waste water. Two hundred and fifty cubic feet of water a minute, falling ten feet, will supply the average farm with all the conveniences of electricity. This is a very modest creek--the kind of brook or creek that is ignored by the man who would think time well spent in putting in a week capturing a wild horse, if a miracle should send such a beast within reach. And the task of harnessing and breaking this water-horsepower is much more simple and less dangerous than the task of breaking a colt to harness.


PART I

WATER-POWER


ELECTRICITY FOR THE FARM

CHAPTER I

A WORKING PLANT

The "agriculturist"--An old chair factory--A neighbor's home-coming--Th

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2009.05.12
rex bryant
***..

A very well done period thesis concentrating on the construction of a water wheel system for electric power, marred by the lack of any of the text illustrations originally included in the book. This loss of such illustrations as:

Measuring a stream with a weir,

A direct-current dynamo or motor, showing details of construction

Details of voltmeter or ammeter

A tangential wheel, and a dynamo keyed to the same shaft

and a Ward Leonard-type circuit breaker for charging storage batteries

greatly reduces the practical value for the book as a construction guide and reduces it to a general reference guide.


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