[D8370ZAC], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Thomas Alva Edison, February 26th, 1883

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Abstract

[written from NY] Very surprised to get from Handford the extract of Hopkinson's Brit Pat 3576 (1882) which describes and seems to anticipate your compensating system of conductors. Should have US pats issued immdy to avoid trouble. Have requested more time in interference cases. In Swan case, want you to testify first so as to have it in right shape and others will corroborate. You have good case but care needed in taking of testimony. Martin Force has been making search but results so far no satisfactory. Force and Ott remember vulcanized fiber; Hughes & Carman remember bond paper. Haven't yet seen Kruesi, Dean, Lawson, Bradley. "Upton himself is mentally complicated on the subject;" Upton's recollections of 1880 conversations with TAE about carbonizing paper. "I labored with him a half hour to convince him that he could consistently testify to the fact" [about paper?]. No new intfs since you left. Have been working on big dynamo case (steam dynamo & spring governor, etc).

Date

1883-02-26

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8370ZAC

Folder Set

D8370

Title

[D8370ZAC], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Thomas Alva Edison, February 26th, 1883

Microfilm ID

70:953

Publisher

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

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