[D8366ZAC], Letter from Francis Jehl to Thomas Alva Edison, August 25th, 1883


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[D8366ZAC], Letter from Francis Jehl to Thomas Alva Edison, August 25th, 1883

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The leading newspapers (which Jehl had sent to TAE) as well as the people at the expostion say that the TAE's light is the best. There are more people looking at our machines than in other exposition here. Jehl has placed the lamps on the table and allowed the public to turn the lamps off and on at will and they stayed there turnng them off and on all day. Jehl has also set up 100 candle powered lamps which the public are also using . When Jehl turns his back, Beiderman whio is standing at the table boasts to the public" that he and TAE worked on these lamps together, he is also telling the public that he hails from Menlo Park. Jehl says that he hears about this boasting frorn strangers. Jehl does not think Beiderman would have said any of that within ear shot of Jehl. Jehl ponders if Beiderman has had the gall to write to Edison and claim that the success of the exhibit is attributed to him as well. Jehl wants to know if Beiderman can tell people that Beiderman wanted TAE to join his accumulator business and that you express you opinion as being the best. Jehl is interested in TAE's opinion because Jehl is familiar wirh the people from Vienna as well as the exhibitors. The greatest joke that Biederman says that he passes himself of as "Ameircan electrician" The firm of Gantz and E have a very large machine having an armiature of 3 meters in diameter and they have so far not begun to work yet although it looks completed and appears to be a fine machine it does not work yet.





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