[D8966ACB], Letter from William S Logue to Alfred Ord Tate, August 21st, 1889


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[D8966ACB], Letter from William S Logue to Alfred Ord Tate, August 21st, 1889

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I consulted with Messrs Kennelly, Ott, Batchellor and Gladstone in reference to this failure. Mr Gladstone seems the best posted. Mr Batchellor, & Mr Gladstone had a talk while I was present. Mr G said that he thought the trouble was caused by crystals forming on the top of the zincs and touching the oxided plaste and short circuiting & destroying battery. Mr Batchellor suggested that we renew the battery, preparing the zincs to prevent the crystals forming on zincs, Mr Gladstone suggested that the solution be prepared at Altoona unde my supervision, and this soluion used instead of the soda sticks, thinks will get better results. Will carry out these instructions to the letter##Mr Batchellor also thought it a good idea to put at some other point another 12 cell battery. Mr Selden of the V&O has a 91 Miles circuit, and Balto was selected for the Second Battery, using carefully prepared zincs and the Soda sticks.##I leave tomorrow morning Aug 22d to put up Battery in Balto then go to Altoona and start the one at that point, from there I go west canvassing as per your instructions, and at same time call on Messrs Dalton of Richmand & Danville, Mr Fortune of Grand Trunck and Mr Dyer of Kansas Ciety St. Joe and Council Bluffs RR. Yours truly W. S. Logue
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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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