[D8239ZAN], Letter from Francis Jehl to Thomas Alva Edison, March 28th, 1882


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[D8239ZAN], Letter from Francis Jehl to Thomas Alva Edison, March 28th, 1882

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[from London] Starting meter expts: getting chemicals, apparatus, etc. Have experienced chemical assistant. Not able to find suitable experience electrical asst. "Everything is done here at a very slow rate (except eating)." Batch here one days last week; think I'll be able to help him a great deal. Also saw Puskas. He's pleased with Light and anxious for Paris to start but French law compels them to mfg everything there, using only foreign drawings. Discusses Crystal Palace exibits of TAE, rivals; visit by Gladstone. Went to Pat Off Museum at S. Kensington; saw your stuff there, including lamp you gave 'This lamp was lighted 1390 hours and gave a light of 13 candles. Thoma A. Edison Menlo Park Sept 15 1880'. Followed by clippings from Times, Standard, etc. (1-13 April) about Edison light and establishment of Edison Electric Light Co.; includes letters to editor by A. White; also table listing of British electric illumination cos. [one marked as "Exhibit 'F'"]





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