[D8850ADU], Letter from A Schanschieff to Edison Phonograph Co (London), September 27th, 1888


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[D8850ADU], Letter from A Schanschieff to Edison Phonograph Co (London), September 27th, 1888

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['COPY" from Paris] "Many thanks for your letter & kind advice. I have written to our Manager and no doubt he will give his best attention to your orders & instructions. ### I can make for you a single cell working 12 hours. If the resistance of your motor will be = R = 0.17 ohm. The internal resistance of the cell being Z = 0. 0.3, so that the total resistance Z+R = wil be 0.2 ohms. The cell will give 6 1/2 Ampers for 12 hours and will be 2"+6 1/2" + 12 height inside measure, it will take 78 ounces of liqud and the aproximative cost of work will be 1/2 [unclear] per hour for 6 1/2 Ampires. ### We have worked your motor with 5.2 volts & 1.75 Amperes = 9, Watts, The above cell will work 1.4 votls + 6 1/2 Amperes = 9.1 Watts. Should you however find the other cell better or cheaper and will prefer to the Schanschieff's it will be only a matter of business and will on no account diminish my respect & sympathy to Colonel Gouraud or admiration to the wonderful instrument, which in every respect reminds me of the fair sex of which I am a great admirer. It can talk so fluently and never keeps its secrets. ### Anything I can do for you here I will do it with the greatest pleasure apart from any business with our house." [TAE marginalia: "Kennelly" ]




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