ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#151941 - 06/24/03 07:14 PM Electricity of Today
Admin Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3417
Loc: NY, USA

I wish I could share this entire book with all of you.

Published in London in 1907, it discusses the "new" uses and theories of electricity in depth.

"All our present scientific conceptions are based upon our belief in the existence of a mysterious something which pervades all space, and to which has been given the name ether. We have really no idea whatever as to the nature of the ether, but we are none the less convinced of its existence"

A real find for $10, huh?...S
Tools for Electricians:
#151942 - 06/24/03 07:39 PM Re: Electricity of Today
ThinkGood Offline
Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1081
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
How many in favor of a caption contest?
#151943 - 06/24/03 10:13 PM Re: Electricity of Today
Bill Addiss Offline
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3875
Loc: NY, USA

There was a caption for these pictures, but I really couldn't read it. we'll have to wait for Electure to tell us what's going on here.

#151944 - 06/25/03 04:25 AM Re: Electricity of Today
electure Offline

Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4259
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
The first is one of the amazing "new" uses of electricity for medical purposes.
The "doctor" is removing an iron filing from the patient's eye through the use of an electromagnet.
The second was merely a demonstration of how an electromagnet attracts metal (I surely don't know why they had the "patient" in this one, unless he had a steel plate in his head)...S
#151945 - 06/25/03 06:44 AM Re: Electricity of Today
ThinkGood Offline
Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1081
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Ah, that makes sense. I guess the second photo is showing that the magnetic force is strong enough to penetrate the fellow's head.

I thought that photo #1 was a big electric ball-point pen, but then changed my mind because it looked like #2 was a poor guy about to be rocketed off someplace.
#151946 - 06/28/03 12:46 AM Re: Electricity of Today
Trumpy Offline

Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
Loc: SI,New Zealand
From the pics, I'd say never trust a guy that wears a white coat and black boots.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin
#151947 - 06/28/03 10:13 AM Re: Electricity of Today
Bjarney Offline
Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2527
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
It sounded like a wild idea to everyone else, but Professor Clump and I were sure that our Electro Magnetic Vapourization Apparatus could once and for all end man’s need for toilet paper.

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 01/22/05
Posts: 5316
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box

Who's Online
0 registered (), 54 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 51
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 17
Trumpy 16
Ruben Rocha 13
Newest Members
clee512, Jdscott2005, FAIZAN, Regitest2, sureshazhagai

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals