[D8132ZBF], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, October 31st, 1881

Item

Abstract

"The machines at the Opera house are working splendidly but there is this trouble with all at first; after a good 5 hours run with full load on they all rub on the magnet heads.." Can't tell this in the shop unless run them 5 hours under full load. Also need to resolder some of th ebrass wires. Says TAE solders too far apart. Lighted the opera foyer for Johnson. "The foyer is very fine but in my opinion the 250 full lights I have in the Grand Escalier at the Exposition (showing off the pictures so well as they do) are a finer exhibition of lighitng. There is very much better satisfaction in running a lot of lights from one big machine than bothering with a lot of belts & commutators"

Date

1881-10-31

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8132ZBF

Folder Set

D8132

Title

[D8132ZBF], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, October 31st, 1881

Microfilm ID

58:523

Publisher

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