[D8226G], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, May 22nd, 1882


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[D8226G], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, May 22nd, 1882

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Encloses statement fr SD Mott abt his inventions and patents; wants to sell them to us. Eaton will meet w/ Clarke to discuss meter mfg and taking men for central station lighting, as well as safety catches, anticipated trouble w/ insurance people over wiring in First District, and coal supply and storage. 15 safety catch boxes have been installed in First District and feeders brought across Fulton St. Calls attention to article in current Sci Amer abt patent for making incandescent lamps with method of attaching carbon to wire; "appears to be very much like that used by our friend Goebel." South Carolina people will probably adopt arc light b/c cheap and readily introduced. "They also say that the Brush people and the United States people both claim to have an incandescent liight superior to ours which they will introduce in due time." Thinks will have to travel to Cincinnati to see firsthand how things stand there.




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