[D8850ABX], Letter from Hugh De Coursey Hamilton to Thomas Alva Edison, July 14th, 1888

Item

Abstract

"I enclose you copy of phonogram, Col. Gouraud's voices, it was recorded while cylinder, resolved 112 per minute. ### We are matching with much anticipation the devices to arrive which by cable we learn you will express on Monday. I trust it is a perfected knife for one improvement, + perhaps different spectacle + even governor though the one here governs to a niceity but makes some noise. ### This motor is a darling, have had not the least trouble with it. ### Already tried the 'Schanschieff Battery', requiring two cell to do the required work. E.M.F. of each 1.39 volts. Seems to prove a very clean and good one. ### Write Payne by this mail in regard to envelope boxes, + mailing phonograms those of [cerasine?] cracked from contraction but the Bees wax ones stand all right + work well. ### Col. Sends you talk twice a week. ### This is fearful climate otherwise everything is lovely.

Date

1888-07-14

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8850ABX

Folder Set

D8850

Title

[D8850ABX], Letter from Hugh De Coursey Hamilton to Thomas Alva Edison, July 14th, 1888

Microfilm ID

124:714

Publisher

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