[D8935ABL], Letter from William J Jenks to West Orange Laboratory, August 22nd, 1889


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[D8935ABL], Letter from William J Jenks to West Orange Laboratory, August 22nd, 1889

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Will you fix a price on the new meter solution? We believe more than ever that it will be very desirable that you should supply this and we shall recommend it to be obtained from you. It appears that the cost of the salt in the new solution at 15 cents a pound is about 1/4 cent for each bottle. This being such a small item it appears to be worth all that it can cost to have you prepare the solultion with all possible pains and then to throw it away after it has been used once. One gallon will fill about 90 bottles. This would seem to be enough to put in one pkg. Gallon bottles can be handled easier than carboys, and will have a value after use. You will be able to acidify the aolution to just the right point, which is a thing that we would never be able to advise the meter man to do.####We believe that you having charge of the plates and the solution will put the responsibility where it belongs for the particular part of the meter system, leaving only the plain and simple part for the meter man. It appears that there is still at least a little uncertainty about these two factors which with your help should be made to disappear in time.####Yours very truly, W.J Jenks, Director.####For 1 gallon or 8 lbs of water 20% = 1.6 lbs of salt are added to make 1.11 or 1.6 lbs per gallon @ 8 cents=12.8c of salt value.####30 cent per gallon bottles to be charged for & freight paid by receiving station####[name mentions: W.J Jenks, West Orange Laboratory, Edison Electric Light Co.]




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