Selected Reading On Service And Distribution

Procedure code:
1640001R
Source:
Preservation Technology Source Book
Division:
Electrical
Section:
Service & Distribution
Last Modified:
08/10/2016

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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.

Articles/Papers

  • Baird, Robert A. "Specifying Custom Lighting: A Manufacturer's Point of View." Tradition Building, November/December 1993, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp. 75-90.
  • Bock, Gordon."Evaluating Electrical Wiring." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1989, pp. 26-30.
  • Gold, Ira P., and Gordon Bock. "Switches... Bulbs." The OldHouse Journal, January/February 1989, p. 33.
  • Hardingham, Dave. "Detecting Electrical Leakage." The OldHouse Journal, January/February 1983, pp. 7-11.
  • Marinelli, Janet. "Home Lighting, 1880-1930; A History of Early Electric Fixtures." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1989, pp. 34-39.
  • Miller, Dan. "Wiring Tips For the Do-It-Yourselfer... Which Have Nothing to do With Electricity." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1989, pp. 31-32.
  • Ondovcsik, MaryAnn. "Exterior Historical Lighting", and "Historical Exterior Lighting Reproductions Sourcelist." Traditional Building, January/February 1989, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 7-19.
  • Technical Staff, OHJ. "Buying Period Lighting." The Old- House Journal, January/February 1989, pp. 40-41.
  • Technical Staff, TB. "Lighting Up the Commercial Interior." Traditional Building, January/February 1994, Vol 7, No.1, pp. 83-91

Books

  • Moss, Roger W. Lighting for Historic Buildings. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1988.
Last Reviewed: 2017-08-13