Camp Conduit Company

Street Railway Journal, June 20, 1901 page 79-80:

The Pan-American Exposition, though small as compared with a
world's fair, yet may be considered as almost a world's fair so far as
its departments of electricity, machinery and transportation are
concerned. In these departments of the world's industry, America
is so far ahead of other nations that an exhibit of American apparatus shows practically the best apparatus available. To be sure, if he compares the Pan-American with the Paris Exposition
in these branches, the visitor to Buffalo will miss a good many
exhibits of foreign made cars, which to our eyes appear clumsy, of
machine tools and motors which seem heavy and inconvenient as
compared with American standards, and some electrical apparatus
which would undoubtedly be of considerable interest. Whatever
may be the local advantage of such cars and machinery, they must
be admitted in general to be entirely unsuitable for American uses,
so that a tour of inspection through the different departments mentioned
at the Buffalo Fair will reveal the American electrical and
railway industry at its best.
The street railway exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition can
be logically divided into three classes. one of which, that pertaining
to transportation. is contained in the Station Exhibit Building, and
has been fully described in previous issues. There remain to be
described, however, the exhibits of street railway interest which
are contained in Electricity Building, as well as those which, owing
to their character, have been placed in the still larger and adjoining
Machinery and Transportation Building.
A number of the exhibits in Electricity Building have already
been described in these pages, but there yet remain many of particular
interest to the street railway engineer. The items selected
for publication this week are typical of various booths where he
can spend much time in profitable investigation of some important
factors in construction and operation. Placing feeders underground
is coming more and more into favor and the exhibits of the
various conduit and cable manufacturers will prove, therefore, of
interest. Spaces which are similarly attractive to railway men are
those containing the products sold by the general supply men, and
in few of which will be found nothing to catch the fancy.

THE H. B. CAMP COMPANY'S exhibit has at its front a span
of 16 ducts of Camp conduit supported entirely by its own strength
and the strength of the cement holding the ducts together. This
span is 17 ft. long and it is impossible to convince some people
that the span is self-supporting until they mount a stepladder and
see that there are no wires or rods running through the conduit.
The span is a standing and practical testimonial to the strength
of Camp conduit as laid in the street. On the floor of the exhibit
is a sample manhole and cover with conduit. A. L. Daniels, of the
New York office, is in charge.

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