Subdivision of Electrical Systems
William Joseph Jenks explained that Thomas Edison bulbs was not derived from the current and sparks that jump across scores of carbon rods in a series of arc lights nor some related measured expenditure, burning away at the tips of such rods. William Jenks exerted great effort to pointed out that Thomas Edison's lights exploit the fact of the perfect filament operating in a totally oxygen free environment can theoretically last forever, adding to the effect that the Thomas Edison subdivision of electricity system's was a function of each incandescent bulb's wattage, the precise voltage and amperage capacities of each feeder line along with the support of newly devised breakdown plugs safe lead wire fuses!
William Joseph Jenks went on to show evidence of how up to ten of Thomas Edison's stunning new long lasting genuine Japanese bamboo filament bulbs could be safely turned on and off from a simple room switch. The local shoe manufacturers now became interested and began taking special notice when William Joseph Jenks began to deliver his speech in a more empathetic manner!
World's First Authentic Electric Motors
William Joseph Jenks went on to point out how the Thomas Edison's new three wire feeder system would provide almost three times the economy of the New York system, and that its new generator and wiring scheme featured both 220 high strain and 110 low strain voltage, thereby promising that the community would have the world's first authentic electric generating motors and appliances, which would be so safe, even a child could operate them. Although William Joseph Jenks did not specifically address such issues as aesthetics and insurance at this time, he told the audience that the limitations and defects in all earlier partial and inadequate systems had been removed and that "no product could now be more simple to use or more satisfactory in its results." William Joseph Jenks admitted that he did not have immediate answers to the infuriating insurance issue, but he promised that they would soon be on the horizon and that premiums would be much less than current charges for gas!
Laboratories in Newark, New Jersey!
William Joseph Jenks ended his presentation by declaring that in his opinion "those who would be among the first to use the new facility would indeed make history! There was a brief pause during which the atmosphere in the room itself seemed to become electrically charged. Suddenly, Col. J. J. Whipple a colourful progressive politician who would soon become Massachusetts Mayor got up, walked to the
subscription table, and arranged for his sumptuous Victorian residence on Green Street to become the first in the world to be lighted by the avant-garde realisation. O. Patten, a well known inventor, was the next subscriber. Portus Hancock, F Packard, and several other wealthy shoe manufacturers followed. Thomas Edison was absolutely delighted, when he heard of William Joseph Jenks' accomplishment in obtaining the world's first prepaid subscribers for the newly proposed centralized electric light and power in Massachusetts! Thomas Edison wanted to express his gratitude to William Joseph Jenks. Edison without delay, summoned Jenks to his testing laboratories in Newark, New Jersey!