[LB014463], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Societe Electrique Edison, Louis Rau, November 21st, 1882

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[LB014463], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Societe Electrique Edison, Louis Rau, November 21st, 1882

Editor's Notes

Referring to your favor of 19th inst I had two men working on accumulators for three months and I have given a great deal of time to the matter and the conclusion I came to was that accumulators are (in the present state of the art) of no value commercially. If I should at any time [start] anything in this direction I will notify you. My inclination however is to discourage the use of accumulators as I think they will rather damage us than do us good.##With reference to Automatic Regulators I have spent a great deal of my time for months past in experimenting with a view to getting a good regulator and I have at last got what I can [see] a really reliable Automatic regulator & one which I think will repay you for the waiting. I have now ordered those you requested me to sometime back as these will be the first made (except of course the model) there will be some delay in turning them out but I will see that the work is pushed forward as fast as possible

Date

1882-11-21

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB014463

Folder Set

LB014-F

Microfilm ID

81:1021

Publisher

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

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