[D8914ABD], Letter from Charles J Reed to Alfred Ord Tate, October 11th, 1889


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[D8914ABD], Letter from Charles J Reed to Alfred Ord Tate, October 11th, 1889

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"The following brief statement will give you an ideas of what I have done. ### June 1881 I graduated at University of Michigan in classical and scientific courses, taking all the courses in physics and all the courses in chemistry except what related to drugs only. Had two years’ daily work in chemical laboratory waging three hours per day. Gave considerable attention to mineralogy and crystallography at the time. ### 1881 to 1886 I was professor of chemistry and physics in high schools of Princeton, Ill and Burlington, Iowa. Me in charge of chemical and physical laboratories at these places. ### 1887-8 In connection with one P.D. Dyer, I took agency of United E. Mfg. Co. At Denver. This ([-]) was more a financial success and I abandoned it in April ‘88. Then I went to Indianapolis ([-]) Electric Co. And took charge of their incandescent lamp works, where I remarried until they sold out last month to T.H. Co. During my connection with the ([-]) Co. my time was devoted to researches in high ([-]) and incandescent filaments. ### And now temporarily engaged by Mr. H. Ward Leonard in getting out a new catalogue for the United Co. ### I hand you herewith a sample of some of the chemical work I was engaged in several years ago. It is all I happen to have accessible just now. ### I recently prepared a short paper on “([-]) and Efficiency of Incandescent Filaments” to be read at the November meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. While I do not consider if of any particular importance, if it would enable you to judge better of my qualifications, I will he pleased to get the manuscript from the secretary for your perusal."





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