[D8704ACN], Letter from Charles Edward Emery to Thomas Alva Edison, September 5th, 1887

Item

Abstract

Yours of 28th ult. to hand; I agree "that the main point of investigation is whether 'the theory is right and within practical mechanism.'" In the whirl of business hours, tried to develop a mechanism to see if it was possible to use a regenerator with that system [presumable one mentioned in TAE's letter, not found]; have been over the theory of pyro-liquid and think there is nothing in it; do not think the system can compete with ordinary steam engines; [gives detailed technical analysis to support this argument, along with a chart of his findings]; "The proper direction to search for the future heat engine (independent of the steam engine) is by the use of gases of low density, and even then the suggestion arises that the limit reached will be only with a fluid having a density less than zero, in other words by the direct converson of one form of motion into another."###Remember me when you get the pyro-magnetic engine running regularly; let me hear from you on the above or kindred topics.

Date

1887-09-05

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8704ACN

Folder Set

D8704

Title

[D8704ACN], Letter from Charles Edward Emery to Thomas Alva Edison, September 5th, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:207

Publisher

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