[D8830ABI], Letter from Arthur Edwin Kennelly to John H Vail, July 4th, 1888


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[D8830ABI], Letter from Arthur Edwin Kennelly to John H Vail, July 4th, 1888

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"We are now sending by express our first carboy of pure neutral zinc sulphate solution 1.054 @ 60[degrees]F to the Fall River Station in accordance with order contained in your letter to Mr. Edison of the 29th ult. ### Mr. Edison has placed the preparation of this solution (in conjunction with his chemical assistant) in my charge. If you will therefore be so good as to address orders to me here and to let me know in advance of any coming unusual demand I will see under Mr. Edison's direction that these orders are promptly dealth with. We have now quite a larger plant in position for the supply of the solution and can furnish it in considerable quanitties if necessary. Mr. Edison has instructed me to have accounts made out by his clerks for it at the rate of 20 cents per gallong, and this is I believe decidedly cheaper than the same quality of solution at any of the prominent New York firms. ### In as much as Mr. Edison has to prepare pure zinc first in order to obtain the pure zinc sulphate I should be glad to know whether you anticipate any demand on the part of the stations for chemically pure zinc. If so we must make arrangements here for casting the plates in the different sizes that are needed for meter work." I am Sir, yours very truly A.E. Kennelly [Marginalia: "Copy posted 4.7.88"]





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