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Messrs Smcllie Bros, and Co., of New Zealand Iron Bolling Mills, Burnside, have recently adopted the electric light for illumination at their wotks, which has been found most effective and to give excellent results. The firm have also recently added considerably to their plant in the form of new rolls, etc., and contemplate further additions, and have found their manufacture greatly facilitated by the electric light enabling them to work continuously. The arrangements for electric lighting were carried out by Mr Robert C. White (of Dunedin), and after a month’s severe trial the venture has proved a complete success, and illustrates the efficiency of the arc light for illuminating large areas. The installation is on the “Brush ” system, the lamps being equal to 2,500 candle-power caeh. The lamps burn very steadily, and this, combined with the glowing masses of iron, has a pretty as well as an extremely useful effect. The rolling mill is now working day and night, and merchants, fonndrymen, smiths, and any visiters interested will find their time amply repaid by a visit and inspection, for which Smcllie Bros, and Co. offer every facility.

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AN ELECTRIC INSTALLATION., Issue 8033, 9 October 1889

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AN ELECTRIC INSTALLATION. Issue 8033, 9 October 1889

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