[LB012450], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Uriah Hunt Painter, May 29th, 1882


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[LB012450], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Uriah Hunt Painter, May 29th, 1882

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Yours of 27th came duly to hand & I beg to thank you for the information as to Maxim Plant at Phila. Mint. Do not forget to get that report for me when it is received.##Johnson has certainly made a great success in London##I have written to Lowrey about the Isolated Stock he promised you##It is possible to take current for our lamps from Arc Light Circuit but as the principles governing the two lights are different I do not think it would be reliable. A secondary Battery could be used charging from the Arc Light Circuit & then running our lamps with the Battery but in the present state of the art this would prove altogether too expensive.##We shall however be able to run Arc lights in connection with our Central Station System, taking the current from our mains just as we do for Incandescent lamps. We require an arc lamp for this purpose of a slightly different construction to those generally used {annotate with selections from long letter LB007487 re: working on lamps with multiple carbons in series, imptc of uniform resistance}




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