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Image from page 376 of “Mechanics of the household; a course of study devoted to domestic machinery and household mechanical appliances” (1918)
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Title: Mechanics of the household; a course of study devoted to domestic machinery and household mechanical appliances
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: Keene, E. S. (Edward Spencer), b. 1864
Subjects: Heating Lighting Plumbing
Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill book company, inc.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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e energy thus generated was accumulated in a storage batteryfrom which was taken the current for a lighting and heating de-vice. Besides the generating and storage apparatus there isrequired in such a system, a switchboard, to which are attachedthe necessary meters and switches that are required to measureand direct the current to the various electric circuits. Foresighted manufacturers, comprehending the probable futuredemand, began the construction of the various parts, suited to ELECTRICITY 365 the work and the conditions under which they were to be em-ployed. The manufacture of apparatus, designed for the specialservice and composed of the fewest possible parts, has reducedthe operating difl&culty to a point of relative simplicity. Ex-perience in the use of a large number of these plants has revealedto the maker the course of many minor difficulties of operationand the means of their correction. The mechanism has beenimproved to prevent possible derangement and to simplify the
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Fig. 258.—Household electric generating plant. means of control, until the private electric plant is successfullyemployed by those who have had no former experience withpower-generating machines. As an example of the private electric plant Fig. 258 showsthe apparatus included in a combined engine, dynamo and switch-board, connected with a storage battery. The relative size ofthe machine is shown by comparison with the girl in the act ofstarting the motor. This plant is of capacity suitable for sup-plying an average home with electricity for all ordinary domes-tic uses. A nearer view of the generating apparatus is givenin Fig. 259 in which all of the exterior parts are named. An 366 MECHANICS OF THE HOUSEHOLD interior view of the generating apparatus is given in Fig. 260,in which is exposed all of the working parts. The right-handside of the picture shows all of the parts of the gasoline enginethat furnishes the power for driving the generator. This is anexample of an air-cooled gaso
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