[LB014043], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sherburne Blake Eaton, August 26th, 1882


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[LB014043], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sherburne Blake Eaton, August 26th, 1882

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Your memo of 21st.##Gas Lamps in London I do not think 3225 is correct. Clarke can get you the exact numbers from his gas works. Perhaps "Engineer" refers to the City of London which is a very different thing to what we ordinarily call London. The former is but the old Port of London within the old City Bounds. Insull can tell you about this.##Chandeliers. I understand that where gas chandeliers are used downtown the Chandelier is entirely insulated from the Gas pipes.##Baltimore, I think our people there could run the Gas out & establish a monopoly within a few years even if they charged $1.25. Coal is very cheap there & I would make no concession to them except perhaps in accepting deferred profits.## Acid eating wires. Taped wires ought to fix this trouble all right.##Ledger Plant. Bad Switches. All the switches of the class referred to by you ought to be withdrawn I had the same thing occur in my house. Please talk to Johnson about this. I think it important & so does he that they should be withdrawn & proper ones substituted. there are not many and the expense would be small we were in Everetts Hotel the other night and found one hot & E. H. J. told Bergmann to change it at his expense.##Memo of Aug 22nd##Germania Mills. I do not believe in having a Siemens magnetic tester in. they might keep a little detector that Clarke could devise connected to one main, and the earth and thus at all times see the leadage. The best way is a thorough inspection making it impossible to have an earth connection##Freeman. I would not think of buying him out. I would not give one cent for his rights. He cannot and dare not go on with the Interference.








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

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