[LB014085], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Harrison Bliss, Western Edison Light Co, September 1st, 1882

Item

Abstract

Your favor of 29th came duly to hand.##I shall be able to give you a Storage Battery much better than Faure's very soon. If you desire to make a success of the Light do not use a Strorage battery more than you can help as although the battery is a beautiful product of science, it is commercially a most dismal failure.##As to the Arc Light Dr. Moses must have lied outrageously or you must have misunderstood him He has nothing but an Arc Light which will burn on a "B" circuit or on an "A" Circuit with two in series. Each lamp requires one horse power It will I expect soon be ready but so will our hundred candle power Incandescent lamps which are far more desirable and reliable besides being cheaper##As to your forfeit of $100 per day if you have to pay it, it will not be because you cannot get Dynamos & Lamps. I know Armington & Sims well and would advise you to start in going for them right away and keep on writing them steadily till you get the Engine. I am trying to arrange so that we can have a large stock of engines on hand as this seems our weak point.

Date

1882-09-01

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB014085

Folder Set

LB014

Title

[LB014085], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Harrison Bliss, Western Edison Light Co, September 1st, 1882

Microfilm ID

81:857

Publisher

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

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