[D8923AAK], Letter from Standard Oil Co (Ohio), Charles W Owston to Thomas Alva Edison, May 11th, 1889

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Title

[D8923AAK], Letter from Standard Oil Co (Ohio), Charles W Owston to Thomas Alva Edison, May 11th, 1889

Editor's Notes

[TAE marginalia: The phonograph motor is run by a new battery I have out 3 months 4 hours daily its about 1/30 horse power. I think the same type of motor with 12 cells would give you all the air you require.] I have been thinking for some time of getting up a device for burning oil as a fuel for domestic purposes, and use air as a means of atomizing the oil. The Device I contemplate would require about one-tenth of one horse-power to run it; can you advise me as to where I could obtain an electric motor for such a purpose, about how much they would cost for a large number, and how much per hour the cost of running one would be to obtain the power named. # Also in your opinion would such motors as are used in running sewing machines answer the purpose referred to, and if so, what could they be purchased at in large quantities. # Any information you can give me on the subject will be thankfully received, and should you not be able to give me the same, will you kindly refer me to someone whom you think can.

Date

1889-05-11

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8923-F

Microfilm ID

125:950

Document ID

D8923AAK

Publisher

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