[D8233ZDZ], Letter from Theodore Mace, Electrical Supply Co to Thomas Alva Edison, October 10th, 1882

Item

Abstract

"Your favor of the 13th ultimo was duly received and referred to our Factory, you ask 'what is the greatest amount of tin we can possibly use in an alloy of copper and tin that will permit of being drawn into wire'? Our answer is that we have had very little experience in alloying copper with tin for wire, but think that nine parts of copper to one of tin is all that we could use. When copper and tin are combined in such proportions as to give an alloy sufficiently ductile to draw, it does not make a solid homogeneious metal, the surface seems a little 'furry' and rough."

Date

1882-10-10

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8233ZDZ

Folder Set

D8233

Title

[D8233ZDZ], Letter from Theodore Mace, Electrical Supply Co to Thomas Alva Edison, October 10th, 1882

Microfilm ID

61:1135

Publisher

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