[D8704ACB], Letter from Joseph Ballard Murdock to Thomas Alva Edison, August 22nd, 1887

Item

Abstract

[Letterhead: Torpedo Station, Newport, R.I] Did not meet Barker Tuesday, so missed meeting you; cannot begin experiments as you proposed until I'm given authority to set requirements; steps are being taken to set conditions and specifications, after which we will communicate with you about the "navy dynamo."; want to consult you on creating a portable power plant consisting of an automatic engine connected to a compound dynamo to yield 100 volts and 25 amperes; economy of weights and floor space essential; [provides more technical info]; if you would be willing to supply this plant, it could be used for experiments we want to do; dynamo must be special and have found no one willing bear the expense and trouble of making one; if you are willing, I will see you about it; we also need several instruments for ships' use that won't be affected by the motion of the vessel or by interior [?] magnetic influences; have general ideas on the apparatus but hope you might improve them.

Date

1887-08-22

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8704ACB

Folder Set

D8704

Title

[D8704ACB], Letter from Joseph Ballard Murdock to Thomas Alva Edison, August 22nd, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:183

Publisher

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