[D8239ZBZ1], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, June 4th, 1882


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[D8239ZBZ1], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, June 4th, 1882

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[typed letter marked "Exhibit 'E'"] Got yours about adjustment of brushes and pleased to have "evidence that you do sometimes write autographically." We figured this correct new adjustment on our own. Haven't used resistance in fields of big machs but have regulated by steam. No trouble with sparking. Installation seems to become more economical; get details from Hood. Discussing another boiler and engine/dynamo to get more reliabity and 1,000 more lights at Holborn. Would also allow us to show greater economy by charging fixed costs to 2 machines. Board agrees this is good idea. Expect to continue running Holborn station for several years, until completion of larger installation near center of city. Got 260 ohm 10cp lamps--Thomson impressed--these and 250 light dynamo will be tested by CP jury. Says Holborn economy tests began 1 June, talks about plans for July; what is real date of this letter??? Will begin to charge for light 1 July. Think city will adopt 50 cp light for streets. Have closed negotiations for SE, SW and western districts of London and also Lancashire. Crystal Palace closed last night; will ship back everything not connected with ELight. Submitted 5 patents to court for disclaimer. May open indirect negotiations with Swan, predicated upon his complete recogniztion of your lamp pat. Do not fear amalgamation; it won't happen. Had suggested you sell your Oriental Telephone stock but I can't get quotation of it. Would like to sell a few B shares of stock here (before leaving 17 June) but will hold all A shares.
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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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