[LB009331], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, November 23rd, 1881


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[LB009331], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, November 23rd, 1881

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Replies to several of Johnson's recent letters. Haven't decided yet to put B&B wires in our ditches. "What we do want very badly is a wire but it is too late now for the First District. If Delany would go ahead and get his cable going we would use it. Of course we do not care anything about interrerence from Induction currents What we want is a cheap wire for lighting street lamps winding [stocks] &c." Wrt London exhibition, extra dynamo needed to ensure reliability. Gives progress on that machine. What did Batchelor decide abt Paris dynamo; where is it gg? Fabbri "is entirely too sensitive. He takes as slights things that are never intended as such.." Abt sale of lamps to Faure: if you sell at $1.15 you will make 65c each. Muirhead came in made his intentions obvious so we were close-mouthed and he didn't get any info. More on Swan in J. Chem. Soc. 1878. Discussion of lamp resistance and economy. Doesn't think Lane-Fox can secure claim to high resistance carbon. Regarding Fabbri's European proposition. Gives answers to Johnson's questions abt dynamos. Consider selecting. dh But 22 pages.




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