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RE: Another One Bites the Dust
- Subject: RE: Another One Bites the Dust
- From: Roger Kirk <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 11:10:00 -0500
Chris Beckwith wrote:
...since the 80's Guy Gannett has been a shadow of its former self.
<snip>the decision to invest in a multi-million dollar press at the
height of the last recession nearly drove the company into bankruptcy,...
My, how history repeats itself. According to a electrician friend
of mine, back in the 40's/50's, the owner purchased electric motors
for his presses at "BARGAIN" prices. What he didn't realize was
that they ran at a lower voltage which mandated higher current.
The wires required to supply this current were so large that the
cost of the wire and installation far outstripped any savings
in the cost of the motors.