[D8503J], Letter from Theodore Hook Whitney to Thomas Alva Edison, February 9th, 1885

Item

Abstract

[from St. Augustine, Florida] A number of merchants want to have telephones in their stores, so would like to know the lowest rates "with agents discount" for 10 to 20 instruments would cost, as well as cost of wire and cheap insulators. Thinks he can set up telephone exchange between St. Augustine and Jacksonville, but they use Bell's telephones in Jacksonville--"would yours and Bell's work together, which is the cheapest?" Also wants advice on setting up a Burglar Alarm System "like they have in New York City, only on a smaller scale." Whitney has an idea for how to run a one-wire burglar alarm system, but wants to know if TAE thinks it would work. TAE marg: "Write & say I will be there about Feby 25 or 28."

Date

1885-02-09

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8503J

Folder Set

D8503

Title

[D8503J], Letter from Theodore Hook Whitney to Thomas Alva Edison, February 9th, 1885

Microfilm ID

77:42

Publisher

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