[D8805ACJ], Letter from George Washington Baird to Thomas Alva Edison, April 19th, 1888

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Title

[D8805ACJ], Letter from George Washington Baird to Thomas Alva Edison, April 19th, 1888

Editor's Notes

"At the request of Gardiner C. Sims I mail to you a copy of the report on the construction of the Albatross. Sims is very much interested in that sort of thing and thought it would interest you. I turst it may not be altogether a bore. The ship has been changed somewhat since that report was published; I put new boilers in here a year ago, and put one of your Type No. 3 dynamos. A circuit, in place of the old Z. I improvised most of the submaire lamps by taping keyless sockets heavily; the deep sea lamps were made specially for us; they were of no practical value, however. The submarine lamps, which we used in shoal water where the bottom was of light color, and for surface fishing at sea were invaluable. The Albatross still has the underwire in her, in the dry places, and I must say it has answered its purpose admirably." TAE marginalia: "No name get name from Sims + then thank [unclear] for the book."]

Mentioned

Date

1888-04-19

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8805-F

Microfilm ID

121:303

Document ID

D8805ACJ

Publisher

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