[D8405K], Letter from North Carolina. Penitentiary, William Jackson Hicks to Thomas Alva Edison, October 6th, 1884

Item

Abstract

[letterhead: North Carolina State Penitentiary Office of Architect and Warden - Wm. J. Hicks] Is a lightning rods a positive protection to buildings? Would a lake provide grounding? [TAE marg: They are a positive protection. A large plate buried in the Earth at the Edge of the lake & connected by 3 or 4 No 6 galvanized telegh wires (buried) with the rods would answer The ground plate ought to have at least 200 feet surface E]

Date

1884-10-06

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8405K

Folder Set

D8405

Title

[D8405K], Letter from North Carolina. Penitentiary, William Jackson Hicks to Thomas Alva Edison, October 6th, 1884

Microfilm ID

71:406

Publisher

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

Timestamp

October 6, 1884