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1899 Excerpt: ...up another number, and he will be entitled to
speak without extra charge with any other subscriber calling him.
It is also proposed to issue calloffice signs freely to shopkeepers
who may wish to use the telephone on the new system. These
proposals, which, we truat, will be confirmed by the company and
actually given to the public with the New Year, will tend to
greatly popularise the company's system. Of course, any regular
user of the telephone will find it cheaper to pay a fixed sum, as
he does at present, and we believe, also, that a large number of
subscribers will join at the new rates, and that a very fair
proportion of these will find the telephone so useful that it will
be cheaper for them to pay the fixed charges. Leeds Association of
Engineers.--The first meeting of the winter session of this
association was held last week, when the president, Mr. J. A.
Tempest, delivered an address. He referred to the very prosperous
state of the engineering trades at the present time, and to the
enormous increase in the cost of raw materials. In so doing, he
expressed the hope that a similar rise in the finished products
would be demanded by the manufacturers. Turning to local affairs,
he gave some interesting facts about the new works put down in
Leeds by Messrs. Greenwood and Batley for the manufacture of De
Laval steam-turbines. These works, now in course of completion,
cover nearly an acre. The motive power for them is to be obtained
from a 100-h.p. steam turbo-dynamo working condensing, superheated
steam supplied to the turbine. The details of the De Laval
steam-turbine, which is of the impulse type, are, we believe, known
to most of our readers. It is characterised by exceedingly high
speeds, which necessitate a gearing between the turbine and the
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