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Electrical Safety

“The death of the poor boy Streiffer, who touched a straggling telegraph wire on East Broadway on April 15, and was instantly killed, is closely followed by the death of Mr. Witte in front of 200 Bowery and of William Murray at 616 Broadway on May 11, and any day may add new victims to the list.”

Harold Brown, in a letter to the New York Post, June 5, 1888

Until this chapter of this book, we have discussed the theory of electricity and explored the relationship between voltage, current, resistance, and power. Now we will begin to explore the more practical application of electricity in the world of performing arts ...

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