[D8831AAT], Letter from Chicago Edison Co, De Lancey Horton Louderback to Thomas Alva Edison, March 30th, 1888

Item

Abstract

"We have found two or three very bad burn outs where the lines are connected together, and our Suupt desired me to write you asking if Acid used in soldering the connections could make this trouble, and if we could use anything else. ### All three of the places seemed to be burned across the end of the Tube, where soldered, caused by Elecrtrolysis, and he lays it to the acid" [TAE marg "Louderback-- [illegible overwritten on 1st page, then: This has caused crosses and we have tried hard to get a substitute--The proper thing to do is to connect all your network together put on two 200 amper machine safety catches and let them boil. This will bring out defects, then go for them=This is the way used to do=No system will ever be laid in the present age of intelligence that want develop bugs for the 1st 6th months-its inevitable and must be considered as inevitable with a good bug man one summer ought to get 85 percent of the bugs out of a 20000lr ayarwm Ns without stopping ` percent of customers."]

Date

1888-03-30

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8831AAT

Folder Set

D8831

Title

[D8831AAT], Letter from Chicago Edison Co, De Lancey Horton Louderback to Thomas Alva Edison, March 30th, 1888

Microfilm ID

123:153

Publisher

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