[D8822AAH], Letter from N W Fitzgerald to Thomas Alva Edison, March 27th, 1888


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[D8822AAH], Letter from N W Fitzgerald to Thomas Alva Edison, March 27th, 1888

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"Has your attention ever been directed to the electric light for magic lantern and Stersoplicous[?], instead of the Oxy Hyd, Lime light, which we are now compelled to use? If not, won't you please to get out oe for us. There are more than 10,000 lanterns in use, using condensed gases from cylindters & besides the danger, they are costly and inconvenient to travel with. I am a Lecturer and travel, constantly. While in London last Oct, I was told that an electric light had been tried there and was a grand success with the exception that it was not as steady as desired, but that the inventor who was then at work on it, thought he could overcome that difficulty. In my opinion, you could make us a portable light, that would be a success, andif you can, it will pay your as well as any patent you ever took out. ### Please drop me a card and let me know what you think of it. You could get all information as to what is required in the light, at McAllisters 49 Nassau St. N.Y." TAE marg: : "Arc lights have been used with success but incadescent ligths so far have not been successful but some day I hope to do something practical in that line. E"




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