[D8856AAS], Letter from Gilbert and Barker Manufacturing Co, A B Griffin to Thomas Alva Edison, January 9th, 1888

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[D8856AAS], Letter from Gilbert and Barker Manufacturing Co, A B Griffin to Thomas Alva Edison, January 9th, 1888

Editor's Notes

"We are anxious to have your gas plant a perfect success in every particular, and we hope you will feel free to draw on our experience to adapt the gas to your varied moods. I don't think there is anything to be done with gas in your Laboratory, except the little glass blowing, that can be done any better with coal gas than with the fuel gas. You will, however, bear in mind the fact that as a rule the burners used with coal gas are not adapted to the use of fuel gas. I think you will not have any trouble with the ordinary Bunsen burner that you use, but some of the other coal gas burners will prove a failure. I saw a man on Saturday trying to heat a tool for tempering, with complete failure. The same could be done to perfection in a little fire brick furnace. Now don't go on and experiment with things that we have found to fail. Give us the thing to be done, and we will tell you how to do it successfully. I shall go up to your Laboratory next Wednesday or Thursday, and as often afterward as is necessary to have everything in perfect order. Go slowly on making changes and adding new work until Mr. Batchelor and I have talked the matter over. ### We have removed twenty five barrels of the gasoline sent you by mistake, and have shipped you twenty five barrels of Fuel Oil. We will charge you no higher price for the fifteen barrels in the Machines, than we charge for the cheaper fuel oil."

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Date

1888-01-09

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8856-F

Microfilm ID

124:1099

Document ID

D8856AAS

Publisher

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