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Ferranti-Packard was one of Canada's earliest manufacturers to employ some of the most significant technologies of this century -- those involved in the production of electric power, automobiles, and computers. In this illustrated corporate history of Ferranti-Packard, Norman Ball and John Vardalas survey the research, development, design, and marketing decisions adopted by the company in an effort to commercialize these technologies in a North American market dominated by a few corporate giants.Tbree-Pbtrse Alternating Current The rotation of a winding of wire within an alternatora#39;s magnetic field produces an alternating current, called ... Dept- ford provided electrical service for a significant portion of London. ... Indeed it took Government action, in the form of the Act of 1926 which set up the Grid, to secure anything like general adoption of Ferrantia#39;s policy in Britain. ... Since the first model, however, automotive engineers have learned how to increase dramatically the cara#39;sanbsp;...

Author:Norman R. Ball, John N. Vardalas
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 1994-01


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