New York. The Electrical Engineer. 1899.
Black and white illustrations and diagrams, 134pp, 7 x 5 1/4 inches, cloth covered boards (hardbound). Covers lightly soiled; interior very good with one section coming loose and light edge wear to upper corner of a few pages. A scarce treatment on the challenges facing the field of telephone engineering at the end of the nineteenth century. Comments from the Preface could easily apply to the modern world of computing: "The opening up of competition has also flooded the market with all kinds and styles of instruments, and those of us who thought we had mastered the art, found out that there was yet a great deal to learn. Besides, competition has now made the public exacting and discriminating, and nothing but the best will do, and the old days of grounded circuits and inefficient instruments are past; but, such is progress." Includes chapters on Country and Toll Lines, Exchange Lines and Circuits, Cables, Underground Conduits, Selection of Instruments, The Transmitter, etc. Item #50744