[D8133ZBS], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, December 31st, 1881

Item

Abstract

Hard to read letterpress copy. "Regarding your cable about 280 ohm lamps [---] I said what were the chances as to Fabbri making an arrangement in England I knew the economy business would come to the front and therefore I immediately went to Menlo Park and devoted myself to the production of a high resistance lamp." Made 2 or 3 and they work "fairly but I think the life is not more than two hundred hours." Thinks can sell them at 85 cents ea. Placed a safety catch in main dynamo ckt. Discussion of comparative advantages of electricity vs. gas. Asks him to keep an eye out for a square mile in London where can get a cheap bldg for central station, also to start canvassing like in NYC. "Putting in this central station will be very much easier than I at first imagined." [this is nyc station] Asks Johnson to send cost estimates of labor and materials for Holborn.

Date

1881-12-31

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8133ZBS

Folder Set

D8133

Title

[D8133ZBS], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, December 31st, 1881

Microfilm ID

58:820

Publisher

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