New Bedford, MA: AFC/A Nortek Company, 1984. First edition. Original Wraps. Quarto, pp 102. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Near Fine. Item #19349
Electricity is frequently considered to be a problematic presence in historic structures - a vital part of making the building usable, but potentially a major destructive factor. This book covers the history of insulation, past and present wiring systems such as knob and tube, and rewiring historic buildings. The topic of lighting is also explored in detail, including illustrations of many historic fixtures. Extremely useful, well organized and easy to understand.