[D8828ADN], Letter from Edison Electric Light Co, John H Vail to Thomas Alva Edison, December 1st, 1888

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Title

[D8828ADN], Letter from Edison Electric Light Co, John H Vail to Thomas Alva Edison, December 1st, 1888

Editor's Notes

"Enclosed herewith pleaes find copy of a letter received from Lockport, N.Y. asking as to the durability of copper wire for arc light circuits. ### We are not in possession of sufficient information to answer this letter accurately. ### Will you be kind enough to send me your views on the subject, and if Mr. Kennelly can furnish any additional information I will be most happy to receive it." Yours truly, J.H. Vail, Gen'l Supt. Per V.B. Encl. [Marginalia: My opinion is that if the arc current is a continuous one the copper itself will last indefinitely if alternating currents are used it will probably become rotten by reason of the crystalization in a few years. E." "Ans Dec 4/88"]

Date

1888-12-01

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8828-F

Microfilm ID

122:971

Document ID

D8828ADN

Publisher

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