1910s_POWERExcerpt

1910s:  By the 1910s, power generation has become an established industry, and one piece from this decade jots the growing need for “better” engineers: “Not better $900.00 men but $2000; $2500; $3000 Engineers,” it says. “Men who find out things for themselves and fix them. Make yourself that kind of a man.” Within another issue is this tragic illustration of a bursting boiler tube, an incident far too common in those days. This is evident from a major editorial features from the late 1800s  titled "Boiler Explosions This Month." Without standards and regulations, continuous disasters involving considerable loss of life and property occurred. POWER was a key factor in forming an organization to formulate pressure vessel codes.

Marking a technology milestone, meanwhile, another piece describes the purchase of a 1000-HP, four-cylinder diesel engine—which it says is one of the largest of its type to be erected in the country.

1910s:

By the 1910s, power generation has become an established industry, and one piece from this decade jots the growing need for “better” engineers: “Not better $900.00 men but $2000; $2500; $3000 Engineers,” it says. “Men who find out things for themselves and fix them. Make yourself that kind of a man.” Within another issue is this tragic illustration of a bursting boiler tube, an incident far too common in those days. This is evident from a major editorial features from the late 1800s titled “Boiler Explosions This Month.” Without standards and regulations, continuous disasters involving considerable loss of life and property occurred. POWER was a key factor in forming an organization to formulate pressure vessel codes.

Marking a technology milestone, meanwhile, another piece describes the purchase of a 1000-HP, four-cylinder diesel engine—which it says is one of the largest of its type to be erected in the country.