[D8338ZBJ], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Arnold Henry White, August 24th, 1883


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[D8338ZBJ], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Arnold Henry White, August 24th, 1883

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the sockets will be ok especially is they are to be electyped. Of they had to only be elctroplated we could have supplied them to you from stock. Discussion of switches are as good as the new patterns. Regarding the 480 A lamps on board but we do not know if the lamps are 16 candle power or whether the are lit all the time. We want to make a speical lamp but do not want to exceed out capacity of the dynamo. Discussing the type of lamps they putting on the Oregon. The Cetral Station continues to to work well although there was fire but Our engineers took care of it. # We have started the TAE exhibition at Louisville, the largest electric light plant in regard to number of lamps used. # Edison is of the opinion that we have all made a very fatal mistake in amalgamating with Swan. He says this problem of electric lighting is one so vast and so complicated , that every Tom, Dick and Harry who assays it does not succeed, and that our amalgamation with Swan can do us no other than temporary good, and he not believe that your expectations in the matter of raising money, by virtue of amalgamation , will be realized. I was only able to get him to accede to the terms conveyed in hios letter through the assitance of Fabri and Lowrey. Whenhe fiabnlly gave his consent " There Johnson I now consider mt English interests practically wiped out" I write this for your infornation merely that you may understand what the bent of his mind on this matter. # The duke of Norwood is here Remember me kindly to Sir John , Mr. Waterhouse and the other Member of the board.




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