[D8135U], Letter from Otto A Moses to Thomas Alva Edison, July 10th, 1881


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[D8135U], Letter from Otto A Moses to Thomas Alva Edison, July 10th, 1881

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Promises to write every Sunday for weekly review purposes. Arrived at Havre after an uneventful passage. Barrel containing the lamps was dropped and staved in, but no carbons were broken! Met Berger and Breguet; both seem friendly and willing to help you. Regarding space: says will work out well and illumination of grand staircase will show what electric light can do in interiors. Includes sketch for proposed lamp locations and proposals for number of lamps in certain spaces. Says that the two rooms alloted for TAE are smaller than those of other important exhibitors. Boiler foundation is slow to be laid; complains of "excessive slowness of French workmen;" dynamo foundation started. Bailey wants to illuminate Café Champs Elysees, near exhibition hall, but Moses thinks will have no lamps to spare; still, doing so would show value of light in exterior spaces. poss select: comprehensive letter; dh 30sep02





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