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Annual Reports of the Board of Electric Light Commissioners of South Norwalk, Conn. FIRST 12 (of 13) Years 1893-1906
South Norwalk, Connecticut: Various, 1906. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. Sammelband of the Annual Reports of the Board of Electric Light Commissioners of South Norwalk, Connecticut, #1-6 and 8-13 covering 1893-1906. Red buckram binding with gilt lettering. 8vo.Ex-library (properly withdrawn) from the Reform Club library at Columbia University with their bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper (front flyleaf perished).Original report covers bound in, the whole bound in red buckram cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine panel. Stamps of the Reform Club periodically throughout, some browning, generally good copies. Some wrappers tabbed back in having detached previously. 1st annual report: 1893: 19 pages plus wrapper and letter noting "Our people as a unit are firm believers in municipal ownership and we are in a condition to speak from a most successful experience, as you will note by glancing over our reports." 2nd: 1894: 23 pages. 3rd: 1895: 23 pages. 4th: 1896: 24 pages. 5th: 1897: 24 pages. 6th: 1898: 26 pages (with the list of alarm boxes on rear cover). 7th: missing. 8th: 1900: 24, [1] pages. 9th: 1901: 23 pages. 10th: 1903: 30 pages. 11th: 1904: 32 pages. 12th: 1905: 28 pages. 13th: 1906: 32 pages. Cloth. A nice, early set of reporting concerning how electric light was deployed in a municipality. Reports include the details of operating expenses, including personnel, plant statistics, and occasional images of the physical plant. One can also track the locations of fire alarm boxes, a neat feature. Scarce, with OCLC showing only one copy at the Huntington (HUV).
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