[D8133G], Letter from William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) to George Edward Gouraud, March 18th, 1881

Item

Abstract

Sorry you and EHJ couldn't see Swan's light at Spottiswoode's Monday evening. Pender & Hopkinson were greatly pleased by it. Swan read paper at Glasgow Phil Soc; showed lamps to delight of all. I made measurements at my lab confirming his statements. Tell EHJ I greatly overestimated thickness of Swan carbons; he says they're about 1/100 inch. "Altogether the Swan light is much more perfect and its economyh is much better assured than I knew when I saw you" & EHJ on Friday. Will be very glad to get TAE lamps to experiment on, for my own private satisfaction; will send results to TAE. You and EHJ should see Swan light.

Date

1881-03-18

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8133G

Folder Set

D8133

Title

[D8133G], Letter from William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) to George Edward Gouraud, March 18th, 1881

Microfilm ID

58:602

Publisher

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