[D8966ACD], Letter from William S Logue to James W Gladstone, September 5th, 1889


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[D8966ACD], Letter from William S Logue to James W Gladstone, September 5th, 1889

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Please find below my report of the condition of the ten cells of soda battery placed on the Altoona & Pittsburgh Phonoplex circuit on July 11th and which commenced [facltg?] July 25th the crystalizatization at the top of the zinc and carbon plates was so great that it copmletely filled the jar extending downward about 2 inches or more. In most of the jars the crystal were so great and extending down so far that the bottom of the zincs were sprung so badly that they were nearly touched the jar. I noticed in these jars that the inside of the top of the zinc was so badly eaten away that the brass pin was isible. I also noticed that in several of the jars that the crystal had entired closed the month of the paper holding the soda, in several of the papers there still remained some soda that had not as yet dissolved.####I made an effort to get the plates & zincs out of one of the jars with the ccrystals attached to send you but failed on account of the remaining zinc being too heavy and broke away. We send you the box used for the ten cells and with it a half dozen or so of the zincs and plates, this will give you a fair idea of the ccondition of the battery.####Notwithstanding the very bad condition of the battery, it gave six volts on a volmetre yesterday considerale of the paper bag had entirely disappeared.####The material for the renewal reached is in good condition####Yours truly####W.S Logue####[name mentions: Pennsylvania Railroad, James W Gladstone, W.S. Logue]





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