[D8032P], Letter from W H Patton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 8th, 1880

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[D8032P], Letter from W H Patton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 8th, 1880

Editor's Notes

Pls advise me of your research in power transmission; eg., from hydro source over any distance. What losses in transmission? Marg: "We have my system of transferring power perfected. I have an electrical railway in operation here 3/4 mile long 20 hp applied gives 13 1/2 hp available at the extreme end-roughly." To get 700 hp in Virginia City 6 miles from Carson River need 1000hp "if there was no loss on the conductor but this loss may be great or little according to the money invested in the copper conductor;" perhaps 80ph. 1080 hp would give 700hp "available for use in one or 100 places in Virginia City without material loss by subdivision. Carry 12000hp from Lake Tahoe to Virginia is a perfectly practical scheme & would pay big."

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Date

1880-06-08

Decade

1880-1889

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D8032P

Folder Set

D8032-F

Microfilm ID

54:396

Publisher

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

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