[D8805AEQ], Letter from Carr and Dickinson, S P Carr to Thomas Alva Edison, July 20th, 1888


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[D8805AEQ], Letter from Carr and Dickinson, S P Carr to Thomas Alva Edison, July 20th, 1888

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"Have made a test of the leaves of tobacco you sent me and some [plugs?] & find that the flavor hangs to it & as long as that is the case cannot make it proffitable to work it. ## Am testing [sum?] of the same with another firm in the form of cigarettes but feel sure that it will have the same result. ## Can't you test oxygen [and?] a bleacher if you can bleach by oxygen or alcohol + make it cheap away then he will have a [unclear] I can by first, sale, [unclear] a red or dark leaf in America water Height diluted + then [unclear] it in peroxide or hydrogen (Oxygenated Water) [unclear] a beautiful [unclear] but it is too expensive that is the oxygen, is too expensive untest you have a chief mode of Manufacturing it. If you can bleach has in this we [unclear] bleach has in this we cheap [unclear] make the tobo is find as I hear made it the proifits would maybe from 500 to 1000 % + no other discovery could possibly be more profitable since tobacco is [unclear] used by the high + loud rich & poor alike. And all [unclear] a slightly article Sulphur [unclear] its chewing [unclear] Something could be found to neutralize its bad smell + bitter flavor- ### Suppose you saturate a number of new or broader leaves in ammonia [?] so as to disengage the oily matter of the leaf + then place the leaves in a tank of [unclear] water + charge with Cholorine [unclear] keeping the water [unclear] so as to give the [unclear] full account of the tobacco + we see of the [unclear] it would bleach its beautiful on [unclear] day without the ammonia treatment of a smell is [unclear] trial its with alcohol + its possible that alcohol might neutralize the sulphur smell if proprely applied I will sent you another huge [unclear] air cured tobacco if just say so." Respectfully your friend," S.P Carr "P.S. Ammonia does not infuse tobacco in the leaf as its soon evaporates + leaves the orginal smell + flavor" Yours, SPC [[Marginalia: "Oxygen is the thing but you will first treat [unclear] the leaf in ammonia water to [unclear] the oily matter." SPC




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