[D8847ADP], Letter from George Frederick Kunz to Thomas Alva Edison, December 5th, 1888


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[D8847ADP], Letter from George Frederick Kunz to Thomas Alva Edison, December 5th, 1888

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"I, herewith, enclose two styles of jewels which I think would be best adapted to your purpose. The one with a hollow is being made for some electrical Company at Providence, and which costs 37 1/2 cts. each. They are made of agate and have a V centre which is very difficult to make correct. The other is a flat disk, cut and mounted as I think the jewel sould be mounted. This would cost, in agate, about 7 or 8 cts. Each, and in sapphire probably, at the most, 10 or 12 cts. For the latter no great amount of machinery is required, and a very little teaching to a man of ordinary inteligence would be all that is required. The cost of the material being the larger part of the outlay. The [unclear] for cutting and polishing the stone would cost $125 each. To expedite matters there should be two. The [unclear] for setting the jewel in the brass rim would cost from $85 to $100. If you decide to do anything, can arrange so that experience of a superintendent of a factory of 200 men will be given you, garis. I was myself astonished at the rapidity and exactness with which the work was done by these parties. Every jewel being examined under a very strong glass. ### Will you kindly advise m in regard to the sample of telluride containing gold which was sent me by Mr. Pearce? Some answer ought to be given him, since he is doing this purely as a favor. ### I send you to-day, as I told your representative, a lot of conundum from Anderson, S. Carolina which has been packed away fro some years, and which may be of some use to you. If you care for the lot the price is $15, if after trial you find it is not what you want, kindly have it returned to me at 402 Garden St., Hoboken, N.J. ### In regard to the deposits of chromite--have written several parties, and a friend of mine, one of the editors of an engineering journal, will ask for this material in an issue within the next few weeks. A Friend connected with the department of mining statistics is now on the Pacific coast, and from him, expect to receive some word within a week or ten days. Will advise you upon receipt from him." Very truly yours, George F. Kunz "P.S. Will not be able to avail myself of your invitation to have a set of sealed tubes containing gems made until after the 1st of January. Am so very busy at present." [Marginalia: "Ans. 7/12/88"]




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