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At a meeting of the Cleveland engineers, on Monday evening, Mr A C Hill presiding, a discussion took place respecting the automatic transport of goods by electrical means. Professor Jenkin, of the Edinburgh University, said the system had been named Telpherage, and was the outcome of an attempt to design an overhead road and rolling stock which would be especially suitable for the employment of electricity in the transmission of the power required. It was stated that the first contract for the posts and street rods for a Telpher line, which was now being erected in Glynde in Sussex, for the conveyance of Portland cement, was being carried out by Messrs Wilson, Pease and co, of the Tees Ironworks.
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