[D8518L], Letter from A B Johnston to Thomas Alva Edison, June 24th, 1885

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Abstract

[Letterhead of Coalburg Coal and Coke Co.] [1] Has electricity ever been used to any practical extent in heat producing for any distance from the source of generation of the electricity? [2] Has it been used for the fusing of metals, such as in blast furnaces, for making iron from ore? [3] Do you consider it practicable to use electricity that way? [4] What amount of power is utilized from transmission of electricity 10 miles over proper conductors? [5] Please send a catalogue of the generators you make, with the amount of power they will generate and convey 10 miles and showing the amount of heat they will produce. TAE Marg [next to each question]: [1] No, [2] yes--small scale, [3] Hardly, [4] 55 @ 60 % commercially{?}, [5] Require considerable calculation.

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Date

1885-06-24

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8518L

Folder Set

D8518

Title

[D8518L], Letter from A B Johnston to Thomas Alva Edison, June 24th, 1885

Microfilm ID

77:506

Publisher

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