article w/image, reproduced here in full, appeared in Western Electrician,
vol. 28, no. 24, p. 405. No author was cited.]
roar of the falling waters of the Falls of Niagara is now transmitted
to New York, Buffalo and other distant places by long-distance telephone
in connection with the Bell service. In order to accomplish this a long-distance
transmitter has been installed in the Cave of the Winds under the Falls.
This transmitter is enclosed in a small box and has a megaphone attachment
to gather the sound of the tumbling waters as they plunge over the cliff
and break on the rocks below. The point where the telephone has been placed
is right where the thundering waters pour over the precipice, and could
the users of telephones have transmitted to them the scene about the spot,
they would view rainbow land, for all about the telephone transmitter
there are rainbows galore. In the illustration, the light streak in front
of the megaphone is made by a rainbow of great beauty.