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Electric Lighting For Ships And Mines.--in A Paper Read By Principal

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Jameson, of the College of Science and Arts, before the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders, Glasgow, Scotland, the lecturer stated that 1,400 or 1,500 lamps for electric lighting had been fitted up in war and fir=t-class passenger steamers. Judging from the rapidity with wliieh they were supplanting the old oil lamps it might be expected that ere long nothing else would be used for the lighting of ships. The 117 swan lamps on board the "Servia" were fltted up at a cost of L1,000, ($5,000). The system of lighting by electricity did away with a lamp trimmer, and with the smell and other annoyances attending the use of paraffin oil, while it gave a pure, white and pleasant light that passengers would doubtless get to like more and raore.As yet the electric light was only used in two colli eri es, viz.: at Earnock and Bisca. The mine owners were very cautious, and were vvaiting to see whether the experimenta at these two places proved successlul. The lamp used in these collieries was as safe as possible in the most explosive mixture, but it had its drawbacks, and he did not tliink that in its present iorni it had any great future before it. To the loot of the shaft nd the ways leading to it eleciric light was very applicable, and gave no trouble whatever.


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