Some neat old letters that give an insight into what these were used for

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.


April 18, 1924.

Mr. H. N. Gitt. Pres.

Genco Light Company,

Hanovor, Penna.

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

a motor.

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.

Sincerely yours,