[LB006649], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to William Pescod, December 10th, 1880

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Abstract

Your favor of the 4th ult was duly rec'd. On my electric light system the design is to establish stations in cities & towns and supply the light one half mile in every direction from the Central Station. This distance is the limit so far as economy is concerned. When the conductors are carried beyond half a mile they must be increased in size and this renders it expensive, but when the motive power is water, and the expense is nominal I see no reason why conductors of 4 or 5 miles in lenght cannot be used.

Recipient

Date

1880-12-10

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB006649

Folder Set

LB006

Title

[LB006649], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to William Pescod, December 10th, 1880

Microfilm ID

80:434

Publisher

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

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