[D8822AAW], Letter from Louis C D'Homergue to Thomas Alva Edison, June 9th, 1888


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[D8822AAW], Letter from Louis C D'Homergue to Thomas Alva Edison, June 9th, 1888

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"Some time ago I took my initiatory on a Tricycle, and while so [unclear] I remembered an electrical motor in a 14 ft boat with which I ascended the North River in 1854 from N.Y. to West Camp. This [unclear] with a link reversible motion was a perfect motor of [unclear] 3 developed horse power. It was the joint production of my late father and one Larmanjat encouraged by this success a company was formed to build a large motor, this was a ailure. I always through it would have been a success had they known then as much as they do know of electric currents & batteries. If construction and management (the one I used) was very simple. ### This retrospect is simply to bring up the suggestion of a like application on the shaft of a tricycle which with the addition of a storage battery would make such a very convenient means of propulsion to a mode of conveyances becoming daily more popular." Respt yours Louis C d'Homergue [Marginalia: "Say that electric motor bicycles have been made very successfully in England. E." "Ans 18/6/88"]




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