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#22520 - 02/23/03 12:35 PM Old Books
rowdyrudy Offline
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Registered: 11/02/02
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Loc: Mascoutah, IL USA
I was sent some old books by an attorney friend. A couple are the 1921 NEC and Croft's American Electrician's Handbook. A few samples of contents arer listed.
The NEC for 1921 lists #12 @ 20A. for rubber insulation, 25A. for VC, & 30A. for “other insulations.” That is for AC. For DC #12 is listed @ 30A. for single conductor cable, 25A. for 2C, 23A. for 3C, and 19A. for 4C.
The copy of American Electrician’s Handbook is fantastic! It even has a chart as to how many lamps of a given wattage may be placed on circuits, ie: a 20A circuit may have 44 100W lamps on a 3 wire circuit.
In the estimating section it uses a labor rate of $7.00 per day!
Labor cost for ½” conduit is $0.05 per foot, ceiling outlet $0.15, wall outlet $0.20, S.P. switch $0.25 each and 28 per day.
I'll spend a little time reading and try to post a few interesting items.
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#22521 - 02/23/03 12:38 PM Re: Old Books
rowdyrudy Offline
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Registered: 11/02/02
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Loc: Mascoutah, IL USA
I think I've had one too many Heinekens. I can't spell.
Rowdy

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#22522 - 02/23/03 05:35 PM Re: Old Books
circuit man Offline
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Registered: 11/05/01
Posts: 287
Loc: saluda,s.c.
speaking of old books, i have a 1936 ge & westinghouse catalog that is very interesting.plus several meterman's hadbooks.only wish i could buy stuff out of'em. cheap & top quality!

[This message has been edited by circuit man (edited 02-23-2003).]

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#22523 - 02/24/03 03:39 PM Re: Old Books
pwood Offline
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Registered: 02/04/03
Posts: 64
Loc: castella,calif usa
more old books,
i've got a 1901 nec.it's 3"x5 1/2" and all of 80 pages.got the 1902 list of electrical fittings thats a supplement to the 1901 nec that is all of 23 pages and the same size.i guess there wasn't much of a selection of parts approved by underwriters national electric asociation back then.many items have only one or two manufacturers.

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#22524 - 02/24/03 07:24 PM Re: Old Books
Bill Addiss Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: NY, USA
It might be interesting to see some sample pages out of these books if any of you could scan some and send them in.

Bill

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