first edition Cloth
1920 · [ Takoma Park, Washington DC ]
by Biel, Earl H. (Editor in Chief)
[ Takoma Park, Washington DC ]: Bliss Electrical School, 1920. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. 95 pages. 9 x 12 1/4 inches. Publisher's blue cloth. Previous owners' name on front pastedown endpaper (H. F. Waldvogel) Many autographs on the autograph pages in rear, plus one silver print of what looks like a spark gap of sorts (electrical discharge in between two terminals). Minor wear, a few creased pages. Cloth. The first ever yearbook volume from this technical finishing school. Scarce, with no copies in OCLC/Worldcat as of this writing.
The Bliss Electrical School was founded in November 1893. It is "neither a trade school nor a college. It is a special technical school. It is not a preparatory school - it is a finishing school. Its graduates are qualified to enter at once some branch of the engineering profession. Nearly four thousand men have been trained here, and the majority of the occupy excellent positions in various parts of the world." (historical sketch). It was absorbed in 1950 by Montgomery College.
(Inventory #: 26968)