[D8935AAT], Letter from William J Jenks to Arthur Edwin Kennelly, April 20th, 1889


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[D8935AAT], Letter from William J Jenks to Arthur Edwin Kennelly, April 20th, 1889

Editor's Notes

Edison Electric Light Co####Mr. A.E Kennelly, Edison's Laboratory, Orange N.J, Dear Sir:--####A new set of Rules is to be adopted next week by the New England Insurance Exchange,--the most important to our business of any body of Insurance men in this country. They desire to publish a curve showing the safe carrying capacity of wires drawn to Brown & Sharp gauge, based on 90% conductivity, as being in all respects a safe limit. This is in the line of experiments which some weeks ago we had some correspondence about.####Can you indicate to me any method by which, from existing data, this curve may be formulated so as to be of service at the meeting called for final discussion of this matter, in Boston on Saturday next, (April 27th) ? Capt. Brophy is very desirous of being able to show at that time something which shall be sufficiently accurate for the purposes of the exchange in the work of inspecting the installations of the wiring companies.####Yours very truly, W.J Jenks####[name mentions: W.J Jenks, A.E Kennelly,Brown & Sharp gauge, Edison Electricc Light Co, West Orange Laboratory]




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