[D8955ABM], Letter from William H Boblits to Thomas Alva Edison, April 22nd, 1889

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Title

[D8955ABM], Letter from William H Boblits to Thomas Alva Edison, April 22nd, 1889

Editor's Notes

Baltimore, MD. April 22, 1889 Mr. Thomas Edison, Menlo Park, N.J. Dear Sir:---In the propulsion of the Phonograph, could the same result be obtained by a water motor as by the battery, when in working order, that now goes with the machine? In Wasington, where I have seen the Phonograph, the battery does not seem to give satisfaction. In Baltimore, the city supply of water is abundant and the pressure heavy. The Pillings water motor, here, has been mentioned as the smoothest runner. I was told, at Washington, that the Phonograph is made to run with the battery that accompanies the machine, and that any other arrangement would not answer. If you can answer my question, will you please do so, and oblige. Yours, respectfully, W.H. Boblits 12 St. Paul St., Balt., MD.

Date

1889-04-22

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8955-F

Microfilm ID

127:411

Document ID

D8955ABM

Publisher

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