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KEEPING PACE WITH THE TIMES.

MESSRS KIRKPATRICK AND CO.'S ENTERPRISE. ELECTRIC LIGHT INSTALLATION One of the most up-to-date and enterprising businesses in the whole of NewZealand is undoubtedly Messrs Kirkpatriek and Co. s Jam Factory. The latest development to take place—improvements are always made— is tne installation of electric power and electric lighting. Extensions, which were contemplated,, rendered motive .power necessary it. rarious scattered portions of the buildings, and instead of putting in separate engines, Mr Kirkpatrick decided to instal electric dynamos, which would be very much more serviceable, as well as provide facilities for lighting the whole of the large factory by electriclight. Four dynamos of various horsepower have been placed in the building ready for use when required. The turning of a lever sets everything in motion ,and it is as quickly stopped when not required. Most of the dynamos have been placed on brackets above the !:• :u!s of the workers, and thus no room is wasted. A belt connects the shafting with the dynamos, and the number of regulations per minute is regulated by the size of the various wheels. But the most obvious effect of the new installation is undoubtedly the electric lighting. Every portion of the building is profusely lighted by hundreds of lights, most of them being either 50 or 100 candle power each. The result is that work in every portion of the factory can be carried on just as expeditiously as in daylight. Last evening, when an "Evening Mail" representative was shown over the building, it presented a very animated appearance Everything is spotlessly clean, and system and organisation enables the work to be carried on quickly and quietly. Even such fine work as grading and sorting can be done as accurately at night as during "the ordinary working hours. Nothing is ever installed in "K" Jam premises unless it is of the very best, and all the extensive machinery necessary for the electric lighting and power is quite up to "K" standard. Every portion comes from the best British workshops, and is righ 1 up to date. In order to lessen the possibility of fire to an irreducible minimum, all the wires have been insulated in steel piping. There must be several miles of wire in the building, so many are the lights, and so long are the distances the wire has to travel into the various departments. Of the "K M premises Nelson may well fed proud, for there is not a more up-to-date and enterprising business in the Dominion. Messrs Turnbull and Jones, electricians, of Wellington, were responsible for the installation.

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KEEPING PACE WITH THE TIMES., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XLVII, Issue XLVII, 31 January 1912

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KEEPING PACE WITH THE TIMES. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XLVII, Issue XLVII, 31 January 1912

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