[LB012350], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Bergmann & Co, May 18th, 1882


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[LB012350], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Bergmann & Co, May 18th, 1882

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Yours of 13th to hand also the alleged Weston machine which I return you by express today##You have put too many wires on and the Commutator bars are all crossed with each other Please take out two thirds of the wires that is to say leave one and take out two & so on all the way round & that will enable you to use a wider commutator strip. Please make this change immediately, as it is Weston would say that the machine would not work because the commutator bars are crossed. If you find you cannot make a good commutator you might take but even more wires leaving only quarter in & that would certainly give you plenty of room for the Commutator I think you ought to be throughly ashamed of yourself to send such a machine out here to me as you could on the slightest examination see that each commutator strip is crossed. You are certainly getting very careless indeed with the orders I give you & I feel very much annoyed about it.






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