[D8952ABD], Letter from Samuel J Ritchie to Thomas Alva Edison, March 11th, 1889

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Abstract

"I forgot to say to you today that there are some nice pieces of copper & nickel matte in Mr. Dickinson's room which we made in your furnace. If at all possible, I would be very glad to have you try at once some experiments for the rapid and cheap production of refined nickel from this matter. We can separate the copper ourselves without any trouble. I find the additional smelting plant is being [-------] along very fast and it is important for us to know at the earliest possible moment whether we shall follow the old methods for making refined metal or whether we shall adopt some new one which can treat the metal on a large scale and do it quickly, if such a method can be found. More than anything else at present we desire to find this matter out as it may necessitate the [--------] of much of our plant - a thing we are very anxious to avoid."

Date

1889-03-11

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8952ABD

Folder Set

D8952

Title

[D8952ABD], Letter from Samuel J Ritchie to Thomas Alva Edison, March 11th, 1889

Microfilm ID

127:47

Publisher

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

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