[D8630H], Letter from Grace & Co (Chile), Willis N Stewart to Thomas Alva Edison, January 20th, 1886


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[D8630H], Letter from Grace & Co (Chile), Willis N Stewart to Thomas Alva Edison, January 20th, 1886

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There will shortly be opened in Santiago an Exhibition of American machinery, organized by the Government of Chile. It is contained in an elegant building located in the principal park of the city, and is to be permanent. Any machinery sold can be withdrawn at any time. Grace has this week advised his NY house to invite you to send a No. 2 (50-light) dynamo, to be used in connection with a Sprague motor to show the transmission of power, which is regarded here as of supreme importance on account of the abundance of water-power. We should arrange a long-distance transmission, driving some suitable machine, and put a few lights on the same circuit. If you send the dynamo, include hand regulator and pressure indicator, and we will provide everything else necessary. Grace's people will give you full instructions. ##Almost any of your other inventions would be useful for the same exhibition, particularly your new duplex telegraph. Will this work on open cirucit system? If so, you should not fail to send it, as I have enquiries from the largest telegraph Co. here. ##We are also accumulating a set of samples of all electrical goods, so that we may be ready for anything that offers. All business prospects look favorable in spite of great political excitement. [TAE Marg.]: "Does Batch want to take the risk of sending the Dynamo and motor, our 25 and 50 light machines would not[?] as motors just as well."




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