[LB012285], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles Lorenzo Clarke, May 11th, 1882


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[LB012285], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles Lorenzo Clarke, May 11th, 1882

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Please send me result of Georgia test of the several meters in series.##In testing the [Ob----] knife, look out that when you have thrown several Carbons out that the get the EMF right. That the Carbons dont gradually change their resistance necessitating another readjustment if this is so it will keep the regulator [from very] [buoy]##I should put Campbell or [---dan] after [-- opts] through with the C. [---] & 15 light drawings on remodeling the whole [illegible] you say the same kind of lamps are before and to be absolutely sure that they are 8 [--- ---] & not 10 perhaps [--] want on this ##The Commutator speed of the 250 is less than 1/3 more than the [jumbo] [---] I dont see why the current shouldnt be carried [--ly] if the [---] of contact is [-----] I think Mercury [dodge] should be worked up on these smaller machines anyway if we do I am sure we will get lots of [----] [---] competent to test machines, so that Andrews can pay more attention to the new & first machines, hunting defects etc= I think you ought to see Maj Eaton about this=##Did you see the Jumbo run last night Dean writes that spark was [nothing] & that my [conjectures] [------] What do you say to this##I advise [resuming] test I [---ing] at Georck St with [---tips] but only as fast as they break. [beware] when you [----] of [---] to tell him when you [illegible] I should not order the [chenknife] [regs] until I was thoroughly satisfied by actual test, ##I should order the field reg because I see no chance for mistake there but please carefully consider it with a view of [convening] And the absolutely [im-----] that connections in [bonding] posts or elsewhere should ever get loose This is of the greatest [----- ---- ----]






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