During this 125th anniversary year, Retrospective has surveyed the evolution of the power industry as chronicled in POWER. The magazine’s original focus in the 1880s was to fill the fledgling industry’s technical information vacuum and share common operating experiences. Our goals today are remarkably similar, as technology continues to change and operators continue to learn from each other.
This final issue of POWER for 2007 includes our annual industry Buyers’ Guide, which will find a home on your desk if you are involved in equipment purchase decisions. However, if you were contemplating an equipment purchase at the close of the 19th century, your only source of information was either local salesmen or the ads found in the back of POWER. Enjoy our recreation of an early’ “Buyers’ Guide,” composed of advertisements that ran in the mid-1880s.