[D8364ZAE], Letter from George Harrison Bliss to Thomas Alva Edison, July 3rd, 1883

Item

Abstract

City council is about to regulate Electric light plants, propose 1 megaohm resistance betw. Dynamo and circuit for arc lights. Solicit advice and printed matter on preferred standards, with haste, as "our city fathers have a predisposition for passing just what is not wanted and are not disposed to permit of any delay." Believes that insulation is not of much account as tension is low, but separation of wires and proper safety catch protection are. TAE marginal reply: "If incandescent were underground such rule entirely necessary if overhead its also entirely necessary with double cutouts 1 megaohm is also about right for arc lights--where can't use safety catch"

Date

1883-07-03

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8364ZAE

Folder Set

D8364

Title

[D8364ZAE], Letter from George Harrison Bliss to Thomas Alva Edison, July 3rd, 1883

Microfilm ID

70:563

Publisher

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