Hawkins, N. (1896) New Catechism of Electricity

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Before Nikola Tesla and AC was Edison and DC. New Catechism of Electricity was written in 1896 and dedicated to "Thomas A. Edison of Llewellyn Park, N.J.," when Edison was still alive and actively inventing at the age of 49. This is the 1903 printing of the book. Copyright by Theo. Audel & Co., this is among the earliest of the many Audel electricity and electronics books that would follow. The 550-page book contains 300 illustrations and was . . .

..."issued in response to a real demand for a plain and practical treatise on the care and management of electrical plants and apparatus--a book to aid the average man, rather than the inventor or experimenter in this all-alive matter. Hence this book will be found to be most complete in this particular direction, containing all the information necessary for an experienced man to take charge of a dynamo or plant of any size."

Main Topics:

  • Electricity
  • Magnetism and Magnets
  • Electric Energy
  • Primary Batteries
  • Management and Care of Batteries
  • The Magnetic and Electric Current
  • Animal Electricity
  • "Points" Relating to the Electric Current
  • Electro-Magnetic Induction
  • Electrical Resistance
  • Conductors and Non-Conductors
  • Electrical Measurements
  • The Dynamo
  • The Armature
  • Field Magnets
  • Commutators
  • The Brushes
  • Care and Management of the Dynamo
  • Regulating Dynamos
  • Coupling of Dynamos
  • Excessive Heating of Dynamos
  • Flashing or Sparking
  • The Alternator
  • Motors
  • The Dynamotor
  • Transformers
  • The Condenser
  • Induction Coils
  • Electric Lighting
  • Wiring
  • Wiring Rules and Requirements
  • The Electric Railway
  • Line Work
  • Care and Management of the Street Car Motor
  • Storage Batteries
  • The Telephone
  • The Telegraph
  • Electric Bells
  • Electric Pump
  • Electrometallurgy
  • The Electric Elevator
  • "Electric Trouble" of Watches
  • Accidents and Emergencies
  • Caution
  • Index
  • Advertisements

Print Book Copyright: Theo Audel & Co., New York, 1896
Printer: The Caxton Press, New York
Author: Nehemiah Hawkins, M.E.
Size: 4-1/2" x 6-1/2"
Edition: 1903 Printing
llustrated: Over 300 illustrations
Backmatter: Listing of related books by publisher
Pages: 550
Download Size: 122 MB
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