[D7941ZHX], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, November 9th, 1879

Item

Abstract

Capillary action in chalk pores. Speculates on fineness & uniformity of chalk; tried distilled water. Looking forward to 40 in transit as "brilliant advance." More than half of current stock useless; had to decline Birmingham demo. Ran wire along RW to Gouraud's house; immense success--useful for demos. "Engineering" microphone article. Glad J. Johnson doing pat work; did Brewer & handle ELight pats as badly as teleph? Bailey on way to US; "he will sell you out clean if it is his interest to do so." Tell him to leave England alone. London Co. will let 300 phones free for 3 mos. Fitting up rooms for exchange: "going to plant ourselves in the eye of the London Public on a scale that will make the other concern look little & mean."

Date

1879-11-09

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

D7941ZHX

Folder Set

D7941

Title

[D7941ZHX], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, November 9th, 1879

Microfilm ID

52:903

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University