June 29, 1925.
Gentlemen:- Mr. V. Verna, Sales Mgr.
We have the plant installed in the basement
of the milk house and have lights in our nine room house and all
outbuildings, a total of 30 lamps including a 75 watt lamp in the yard.
We also use power direct from power pulley to line shaft to run washing
machine, grindstone, and sausage grinder in season, This work done
from line shaft keeps our batteries fully charged for the amount of lights
we use. We are more than pleased with this service. Our GENCO plant
has given us and consider it the best investment for the money on the
farm. Am sending you the names of two of our neighbors, whom I believe
are in the market for a light plant and if you will send your representative
here, will be pleased to go with him to see these parties.
Yours for success.
M. M. KING.
April 18, 1924.
Mr. H. N. Gitt. Pres.
Genco Light Company,
Dear Mr. Gitt:
You ask me how I like the plant I purchased of you nearly four years
ago. Would say in reply that in making the selection of a Genco plant
from those offered at that time, it was the belt power that attracted me to
this machine. If I am correctly informed there is a waste of nearly 4 per
cent. in putting juice into a battery and then taking it out again through
We wanted to pump water, light the house, do the washing, run the
sewing machine, sweep the house, grind meat at butchering time and
run a grindstone. To accomplish the things efficiently the plant should
be placed so that the belt can be used while the generator is filling the
batteries. The Geuco plant does this very nicely. We have a line shaft
into the laundry and from that shaft we pump also. The sweeper has
its own motor and we have a little motor for the sewing machine. The
sausage cutter and the corundum stone are run from a device belted direct
to the engine.
We light our house, the tenant house, the barn, garage, porches,
cellars and drive.
It has worked out fine. By a nice balance between the work done by
belt and that by motor we are able much of the year, to keep our batteries
full while we do the work that has to have belt power and the engine performing
the two services at one time fills the batteries slowly, which is
also an advantage.
As you know, I bought too small a battery for the work we had to do,
a mistake so often made because of the initial cost, but since I have had
them enlarged, they seem to be holding up in splendid shape.
Electric light and power is a great help on a farm and I do not regret
either the investment or the machine selected.
(Signed) JOHN A. McSPARRAN.