[D8503ZCX], Letter from William Kennedy Laurie Dickson to Thomas Alva Edison, September 28th, 1885

Item

Abstract

Had hoped to lay the whole matter of the insulator in front of TAE personally, but TAE's "sudden departure" necessitated this letter. Outlines an experiment concerning an insulator, particularly testing its use underwater. Gives the specifics of the test and the results. Parties are doing everything in their power to sell the U.S. patents or form a company, hoping TAE will make them an offer for the patents; "I should rather you have it than anyone." Also mentions Cyrus Field as an expert who tested a sample after it had been placed in a salt marsh for a year and a half. Shorthand marg.

Date

1885-09-28

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8503ZCX

Folder Set

D8503

Title

[D8503ZCX], Letter from William Kennedy Laurie Dickson to Thomas Alva Edison, September 28th, 1885

Microfilm ID

77:170

Publisher

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