A PAPER on this subject was read in London recently by Mr. C. A. Cameron-Brown before the Institution of Electrical Engineers in which, for the benefit of those interested but not actively engaged in rural electrification, a picture is drawn of the general developments of electrical participation in farm processes; the paper also offers a clearing house of ideas for those actively engaged in rural electrification but whose interest is localized. The paper is devoted chiefly to the less common applications, to-those which are the subject of controversy, and to those which may appear to have a wider field of application in the future. Emphasis has been placed on trend rather than on facts and figures; thus Mr. Cameron-Brown covers general trends and observations, specific applications of electricity to farming operations such as grinding mills, threshing, crop drying, milk production and certain special applications. The scope of the paper is confined to general farming—arable, dairy and mixed.
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Electrical Aspect of Farm Mechanisms. Nature 153, 585 (1944). https://doi.org/10.1038/153585b0