[D8831AAX], Letter from Edison Lamp Co, Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, May 5th, 1888

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Abstract

"It may interest you to know the continued good results obtained from the first Edison small station, viz,-Roselle N.J. ### As you will remember the lamps are run three in series using 10 C.P. lamps. We, yesterday exchanged their lamps of 106 V.10 C.P. for 96-V 10 C.P. removing about 1600 lamps and putting in an entirely new set of lamps; this is to enable us to use up the low volt 10 C.P lamps. ### The report from Roselle is, that the light gives very good satisfaction-though the lamps are three in series, and the people in Roselle would not do without the lamps, and htat the station is now earning money and doing very well indeed. ### The people are using three lamps in series, and find very little trouble with this method. ### There ha been no complaint of any kind in the station from the customers for several months. This shows that, though one lamp is of convenience, yet for the saving of copper, three lamps in series can be used in small town successfully, and profitably. ### I remember your remarks about going back into the dark ages, when the placing of two lamps in series upon a three wire system was spoken of by me, but I still hold to my opinion, that in small towns the placing of two lamps in series is entirely practicable." [TAE marginalia: "Yes its an elegant idea if we couldn't do better--E"]

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Date

1888-05-05

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8831AAX

Folder Set

D8831

Title

[D8831AAX], Letter from Edison Lamp Co, Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, May 5th, 1888

Microfilm ID

123:161

Publisher

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