The 1928 Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide Page: 292
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THE TEXAS ALMANAC.
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Power plant of Central Power & Light Company, San lenito, Texas. Built in 1927.
OiI, FIELD ELECTRIFICATION.
One of the outstanding developments
of 1927 was the electrification of oil
fields. Approximately S75,000 horse power
is used lby the various electric power r
companies in Texas ill the production and
transportation of poetroleuin. These con-
cerins operate some forty main line sta-
tions, besides lnum'rous gathering pump
Most of tht' pr'todu''iers in the Cranio
County oil fields hive adopted electric
power for all production. Two of these
companies are drilling wells with this
form of oer. Thi,, uenster, WVinkler,
Yates and Big Lake fields are wholly or
ELECTRICITY IN THE HOME.
The Texas home rapidly is becoming
the home electrical. )urinuo 1927 30,200
domestic cuStl )III'rs, wetire added to p(\Voer
and light imlpanies' lites in T<xais, bring-
ing the total number of residential eus-
tonters served to 491,100. The increase of
residential c'stmt le'rs in Tl,'x:s alone in
1927 was 2,(00t more than the emnhined in-
crease ,of ()kl:ch)mat. Arlk:,sas. Mississippi
and Ltouisitna- the iut' o ther States in
the Southexstelrn geogra:t pli'al division.
Texas rinks tenth aintig the States in the
intre ise o r sid tial x'llslioi 'rs in 1927.
Iso if dotmestie aIliialnc's in Texas
homes showed a substantial increase dur-
ing 1927, esl 'illy in the' tiuse f electric
rangs and e]etri rel'frigrators. G. 13.
Hichardson, chairinan ofi bt(lth the 'commer-
cial section f he Sotiwl xs tern geo-
graphial division (f the Nation:l Elec-
tric light Assniation and National Elec-
tric I t'rig ration 'Conm ittee, estimated
that 20,0i) electric ranges are in tise in
Texas, of \vlich 5,,000 \v'er'e sol1 during
1927, a d that 12,000 electric rl'efr'ig'erators
are now in use in tlhe Lone Star State, of
which 5,000 w~ere sold last year.
,lec.tric irons usedl in Texas homes nowV
number approximately 400,000, nd vactu-
ulm cleaners :,0,00). Mr. Hichardson esti-
maites that 10,000 irons :ind 5,000 vacuum
cleaners were sld ill 'l'xas during 1'-7.
FRED A. JONES
CONSULTING AND CONSTRUCTING ENGINEER
REPORTS AND APPRAISALS
For Public Utilities, Industries and Investment Bankers
INTERURBAN BUILDING DALLAS, TEXAS
Twenty=Seventh Year in Business in Texas
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The 1928 Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide, book, 1928~; Dallas, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123786/m1/295/: accessed March 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.