[D8142ZAG], Memorandum, Thomas Alva Edison, April 19th, 1881

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Title

[D8142ZAG], Memorandum, Thomas Alva Edison, April 19th, 1881

Editor's Notes

TAE autograph memorandum for patent: "Draw up patent on sheets of plumbago, graphitoidal silicon, boron & Zirconium moulded by pressure preferrable in a hydraulic press.......Then placing a great number of these sheets in a closed flask and brought up to incandescenc in furnace & then the vapor of a hydrocarbon passed over the sheets so as to deposit carbon upon them. Afterwards the sheets are placed under a punch & on a die......" Can do it without depositing carbon but "I prefer to deposit because there is less breakage in punching and placing in the lamp. R increased by charcoal. Can use any kind of carbon but more difficult than graphitoidal carbon."

Date

1881-04-19

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8142-F

Microfilm ID

59:313

Document ID

D8142ZAG

Publisher

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