[LB006125], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to W H Patton, June 29th, 1880

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Abstract

Your favor of the 8th was duly rec'd. I have my system of transferring power perfected. I have in operation here an electric railway 3/4 of a mile long. 20 h.p. applied gives 13 1/2 h.p. available at the extreme end. Roughly speaking if it was desired to translate 700 h.p. in to Virginia from the Carson River, say 6 miles, there would ahve to applie to the apparatus at Carson River 1000 If there was no loss on the conductor but this loss may be great or little according ot the money invested in the copper conductor Perhaps 80 h.p. would be the loss although the exact estimate cn be made. This would call for 1080 h.p. giving 700 h.p. available for use in one or 100 places in Virginia City without material loss by subdivision. To carry 12000 h.p. from Lake Tahoe to Virginia is a perfectly practical scheme and would pay big.

Recipient

Date

1880-06-29

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB006125

Folder Set

LB006

Title

[LB006125], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to W H Patton, June 29th, 1880

Microfilm ID

80:312

Publisher

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

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