[D8853ACG], Letter from Pennsylvania Railroad, Charles F Dilke to Thomas Alva Edison, April 13th, 1888

Item

Abstract

"If you will kindly pardon me for addresses you personally I will state to you a letter of our experience concerning you Phonoplex which we tried in our J City office or [unclear] wires both long and short-to the satisfaction of Mr. Ettinger [unclear] other who were interested. We also tried it on a Long line reading from New York to Phila with [unclear] intermediate batteries [unclear] with five miles of wire on the north side of battery + to ground also our battery in West-Phila with 3 or 4 miles on the south side of battery + to ground I found it work [unclear] with the [unclear] of the Local we could not get enough vibration on the phonoplex to work the sounder. A day or two since Mr. Ettinger desirous of adopting the system for one of ourlines + finding that the most objection being maintanence of the Electropores [?] battery, concluded he would try a few experiments Mr. [unclear] having left some instruments with to adopt the Phonoplex system in fact-we were about the first to give it a fair trial + I as well as Mr. Ettinger have been delighted with it from the first hoping I shall hear from you I am yours." Very respectfully, Chas. F. Dilkes "P.S. hope you have not forgotten me in your much [unclear] property let [unclear]"

Date

1888-04-13

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8853ACG

Folder Set

D8853

Title

[D8853ACG], Letter from Pennsylvania Railroad, Charles F Dilke to Thomas Alva Edison, April 13th, 1888

Microfilm ID

124:917

Publisher

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