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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 2. 1909.
sssa HELPS FOR THE HOUSEWIFE JOPEPH R. LEHMER How the Current is Made to Serve Around the Home. WOMAN GETS MUCH-NEEDED EES! I Mot TTfiinnio CoinniSrtigj WE offer you a full line of direct or alternating current ceiling, desk, bracket, oscillating and exhaust FANS, every one of them backed by a guarantee for perfection in material and workmanship and economy in operation. w E make a specialty of small motors for direct connected machines, as Sewing Machines,' Lathes, Grinders, etc. WE handle the SIMPLEX ELECTRIC IRON; the highest quality in every particular and the standard of excellence in design, finish, effi ciency, quick heating and; dura bility. Also a full line of Electrical Cooking Utensils. WE maintain a Consulting Department whose advise is free to our customers. If you have a special power problem, let us solve it for you. teraska Electric Co. SPEClALTIESi Fans, Irons, Lamps, Motors, Heating Pads. 1207 Harney St. Om&ha, Neb, Doll Doug. i408 Ind. A125S SPECIALTIES: Colombia Batteries, Robber Covered and Weatherproof Wires and Cables, Tungsten and Incan descent Lamps. J It costs less than one cent to remove every particle of dirt from i your room. Swaepsr and Giber Combined Cannot get out of or der and anyone can op erate it. No Dusi fik Wl ft'i give No N oise r representative will t your ' home and free demonstration your request. Seit at the Electric Show 'gglloolhs 1 and 2 Burgess Granden Company Wholesale and Relatl Gas and Eleeirle Fixtures The Progress7 of Electricity (Continued from Page One.) able to produce. This principle hat already been demonstrated In an experimental way by Illuminating rartfled air In a glass tuba, but the practical aolutlon of thla problem ia undoubtedly the property of a dlatant future. In the telegraphic world the last few years have wrought wonders that well nigh border on the miraculous. It ia not neresaary to go into detail aa to what has been accomplished by wireless telegraphy. In Ita present atata It Is employed to com- a ';!. . gt 1 AGENTS FOR THIS DUSTLtSS CLEANER 1511 Howard Street I. B. ZIMMAN, Omaha Electric Light Co. A Blind Man can't ae whether your letter are good, bad. or Indifferent. But your prospective customers are not blind, are they? We'd ltke to furnish you with the kind of Type written Letters that will pass the Inspec tion pf a man that Isn't blind. We make a specialty of Letters, and the fellow who receives one of them will have a guess coming if he thinks they are not the real typewriting. , , We operate a department for filling in and addressing. May we have your orders for Letters? The VV lcller I J Man i ) A 6 3 Mangom & Company Letter Factory. AuU Phorve A-1885. . OMAHA. 109 S. 13(K Street merclal uilvantage far beyond all expecta tions and will without doubt increase ita utility when secrecy of the messages can be better preserved. According to present tndlcationa this Is a matter of but limited experiments and wireless telegraphy will go into history as the chief accomplish ment of the first decade of the twentieth century. In the wire telegraph the laat couple of years have developed an invention which, although uninteresting to the public, will play Its larjo part and stands as a credit to the ingenuity of Its Inventor. This la the Barcley printer. To describe this ma chine it might be termed an electrically operated typewriter with the keyboard lo cated, for Instance. In Chicago, and the typewriter part, say, In Omaha, the two being connectej by a wire. An operator manipulating the keyboard in Chicago causes the typewriter In Omaha to pro duce a rrlnted message on a reguhir tele graph blank, ready for delivery to the addressee. The introduction of thla In vention makes It possible to transmit over one wire aa many messages aa formerly required three direct wires. The up-to-date electrlei! engineer does not find much difficulty In keeping track of the various Inventions or new features In the field of electricity. But where he frequently finds himself n a dilemma Is In keeping posted on the kinds of current suitable for the various purposes and the different laws which govern them. As an. electrical Inspector, I desire to say, In closing, that It ia well for the public to understand that all service per formed by electricity Is not possible with one kind of current. Tn order, therefore, to accomplish the many and varloua re sults which electricity is called upon to produce. It is necessary to generate or se cure the particular kind of current ca 1 aMe of pruiiuclng the results aought. Therefor, when .laws and rules for the safe Installation of electric wires arte changed from time to time It la not be cause the authorities change their minds, but simply to provide adequate protection against new conditions brought about by the rapid and constant evolution of elec tricity. WALDEMAR MICHAHLSEN. ; ' City Electrician. Kw Waye of Cook In Dwlagr Other Maats About the Honee Dae to Knowledge of Electricity. It la an oft-quoted remark that If George Washington could come back to earth la thla latter year of grace and see the changes which have been wrought by sotence and especially by electricity In our mode of living, he would not believe his eyes. The telephone, telegraph, wireless, arc lights, trolley cars and a thousand other inventions would give tha conservative old gentleman a start which would probably send him back to his grave again. But if It Is true that all these innova tlona have made changes which really amount to revolutions in the life of the nation, especially In commercial life, and have made possible the growth of gigantic cities such aa the father of his country never even dreamed of, It la equally true that if his famous wife, Martha Washing tlon, could likewise be permitted again to vlplt mother earth, and ahould investigate modern American -home life, she would be equally dumfounded by the many epoch making changes which have taken place In the lives of the women of the land and In the arrangements and conveniences of the modern home. The first of the First Ladles of the land had at Mount Vernon a home which was equal to any in America at that time, but r , 1 -Al E. C. BENNETT, E. C. Bennett & Co. when ahe wanted supplies of any sort, there was no telephone with which to call for them. When night came there waa no simple turning of a button to flood the house with light. There were only candles and these were made on the premies. Even a modern steel kitchen range had not been thought of, and If some prophetic soul had told the historic Martha that the time would come when a breakfast could be cooked In twenty mlnutca without flame, smoke ur odor she would hare thought tha prophtt craay and let it go at that.. . Wonders of the Modern Ma arte. Yet such la the progress which, has been made in adapting electricity to the convenience of the home that the things mentioned have com to be regarded aa amonjr the A B C'a of housekeeping and are thought no more wonderful than looking at a watch for the time of day. The modern home equipped, aa It may easily be, with all the conveniences and labor-saving devices of electricity, la a veritable house of marvels, and things are done every day which a few cen turies ago would have been attributed to miraculous Interference or witchcraft and would have auhjected the owner to grave danger of a trial for connivance with hla satanlc majesty. Such homes are becoming more numer ous every year and a visit to one of them la well worth the time and trouble. Even before the house Is approached, if it be at night, the number may be seen, fixed in a transparency and lighted with a small electric bulb whloh makes It possible for the visitor to locate the place without trouble. At the door is the button, which when pushed causes an electric, current to ring a bell and brlnj ready admittance. Inside the hall more of the conven iences of electricity become apparent Instead of the old-fashioned hanging lamp, cumbersome and dangeroua, frosted bulbs are aet in the celling and give a aubdued light, grateful to the eye. A button near the front door controla theea so that they may be lighted the moment one atepa within the door or extinguished the last thing before going out. The lights in the various rooms are also con trolled ty switches in the hall, and tf It Is so Ueslred other switches may be placed both upstalra and down and another but ton may be placed near the bed so that the house may be lighted at any hour of the night. Jn the hall it will be also noticed that no wires are visible and that even tha telephone ahowa no obtrusive connections of wires and corda. Thla la a feature which is due aolely to a little planning, for the modern house Is wired while In V ? W. F. YOUNQ, Brunswick Balks Collender Co. the process of building and before It haa been plastered. This Item Is not ex pensive and demands on'y a little fore thought, which Is well repaid by the im proved appearance of tha rooms. Tha parlor will show little that la novel except In the arrangement and character of the lights, unless there la an electrical attachment to the piano to furnish muslo when the performers are Indisposed. I m for ts of lb Day. Should the host take you Into bis "don" Electrical Railway Mine and Power Plant Equipment. Direct connected Engine Generator Sets for central energy service Detail apparatus of all kindsTransformers, Wattmeters, Switch boards and Switchboard Instruments. Steam and Hydraulic Turbines for prime movers in electric cen tral stations. Small steam or gas engine driven house lighting sets for country and suburban homes. Incandescent Lamps Carbon, tantolum, tungsten. Arc lighting material and Tangsten series street arcs. Machines tool of all kinds with direct connected motor drive. Motor generator sets and mercury rectifiers for storage battery charging. Storage batteries for gasoline engine, ignition vehicles, power storage and isolated lighting service. Telegraph and telephone line construction material. Motors arranged for mounting on floor, wall or ceiling and to run vertically, horizontally or through the medium of back gears. Motor driven pumps for shallow or deep well service. Electrical household appliances, cooking and heating apparatus, sewing machine motors, sad irons, desk, and ceiling fans, clec troleums, vibrators. Electric contractors supplies. Largest exhibitor at the show. Largest and most complete stock or electrical goods west of Chicago. Estimates furnished without charge on complete electrical pojw er plants of any size or characteristic. JOSEPH R. LEHMER 1218 Farnam Street, - - OMAHA (Q)o The Ceiling OgKting Effect at the Electric Show was originated by MwSi Co !idt Electrical Contracting Engineers 550 IB22 BoSldlSogj The novelty and practicability of this lighting effect gives Omaha a lead over all other electric shows anywheres Electric Steel Conduit and Raceway Experts Complete conduit system with electric wiring, designed and installed for light and power. Electric work by contract or percentage plan specification. Believing that "a pleased customer is the best advertisement" we present below refer ence to a few of our satisfied customers. AVe appreciate the continued favors of these and others, which we have in the past en joyed, and endeavor to retain this good will as well as to gain increased patronage. We Aim to Please Here are a few of the contracts we have executed: Public Buildings Burlington Depot, city. Burlington Headquarters Building, city. Hoagland Block, city. Wright & Wilhelmy Building, city. Crane Company, city. Y. M. C A., city. Burwood Theater, city. Conservative Building, city. New Methodist Hospital, city. New Wise Memorial Hospital, city Nebraska-Iowa Grain Elevator, city. First National Bank Building, Grand Island, Neb. First National Bank Building, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Government officers quarters, Fort Omaha. Government Pole line court, Fort Omaha. Government Administration Building, Fort Robinson, Neb. Government officers quarters, Fort Crook, Neb. Henry W. Yates, city. J. M. Cudaby, city. W. H. McCord, city J. J. Hani gh en, city. Residences H. I) Thompson, city Ward Burgess, city. E. M. Gibson, city. And others on application. T. J. Mahoney, city. Thos. It. Kimball, city. Mrs. T. L. Kimball, city. and ths sv.ninf bs chilly, a, portable else trie radiator, frss from odor or dirt, will b placed near as foot wirmtr. You will light your cigar on an electric lighter and from tha depths of an easy chair you will notice that tha shaded table lamp has no awkward hanging cord to cause acci dents. Tha wlrlpg runs from the floor through the table and If more light Is de sired In the room there are bulbs In the celling which may be lighted by a chain pull and turned off In the same manner. A late lunch U easily and quickly pre pared with the elect rlo chafing dish and coffee percolator, the wiring for both of these being brought up through the floor n1 not by means of the cumbersome over head cords- The dangera and Inconveni ences of the old fashioned spirit lamp chafing dishes are also become a thing of the past. If one Is to spend the night In such a home and goes upstairs to sleep the con veniences of electricity still follow. The stalra are lighted by shaded bulb and all the sleeping rooms and even the closets have their lights of varjlng degrees of In tensity, for the closets there are little 4'canJUpcwer lights, whlrb do away with the dungeon effect of the old fssh tuned closet. The mirrors and Chiffoniers are furnished with side lights, each on a separate switch, so that either may be turned on at pleasure. To warm the bed there la a electric heating pad. which Is far and away an Im provement on the old hot water bottle, aa the temperature la always the game and (Continued oa rage Big.; . ,. ft V V I I 1