[D8942AAJ], Letter from Philip Sidney Dyer to Thomas Alva Edison, October 18th, 1889


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[D8942AAJ], Letter from Philip Sidney Dyer to Thomas Alva Edison, October 18th, 1889

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Antwerp, Oct. 18th 1889####Ack Oct 1889####Thomas A. Edison Esq####Orange N.J.####Dear Sir, E Dyer####There are many good engineers in London putting in Artesian Wells, and all seem to be working satisfactorily. I did not make any examinations as I could not get the map showing the district which you would probably work. Have asked three of the best of these Engineers fo full data to send you, will go to London next week, and look thoroughly into the matter, and at same time attend the Board meeting of sir John Penders Company. All “Smoke Consumers” at present known have been more or less failures, have been told this by several engineers who have [fund?] some of the apparatus, and also by Mr H. Preece, who has been interested in this subject for some time past. He tells me that just now there is a new invention arrived from Australia, which is now on trial on a steamboat on the river working in fine shape, and has been taken up by a large engineering firm who will give it a trial at once and work it for England. He “-----“ will get me full particulars soon, says it is cheap, I am – attached to any Boiler for about $100, and saves 22% of the fuel. Veritys have promised [me?] a map of the lighting district, and I will go all ---- it, and send you particulars of the “Artesian Walls” now in use ----####Yours very truly####Philip S Dyer Agent####[name mentions: Philip S Dyer,Sir John Pender, Mr. H Preece, Mr. Verity, Thos Edison]




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