Electrical News at the Turn of the Century
St. Germain's Autocar
Mr. A.H. St. Germain gives some particulars of the
proposed auto-car service to be established this summer between Toronto and
Richmond Hill. The
initial car will be a passenger and parcel van, capable of receiving 25
passengers. It will be fitted with an electric light and buttons for use of
conductor and passengers, by which warning may be given to the motorman to turn
to the right or left.
Germain claims that the car will develop sufficient power to ascend the
heavy grades between Toronto and
Richmond Hill, at a
speed varying from 6 to 12 miles (about 10 to 20 kilometres) per hour, carrying
a full compliment of passengers. The electrical equipment is the invention of
Mr. W.J. Still, Mechanical Engineer.
Electrical News,April 1898.
(Unfortunately, St.Germain's battery-driven electric bus service
never got off the ground.)
Edison's Singing and Talking Machine
Snowdon, formerly a school teacher, has made arrangements to give an
entertainment in the Public School at 4 p.m. on Friday 23rd inst. He will
introduce Edison's Singing and Talking machine which gives band and orchestra
music, instrumental and vocal solos, &c. Admission 5 cents.
The Liberal,March 22, 1900