[LB015423], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, March 6th, 1883

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Abstract

You say in your letter to Maj Eaton that Hopkinson telegraphs from Manchester that he gets 100 lights out of Z machines. You know we frequently run it at 90 and the Lamp Factory does it for hours. If you take a B. armature and run at 1200 [s---] and put in a seven inch core instead of six inch and either connect the wire on field for B. or wind other wire on so as to pass more current or if you [---k] an eight inch core using regular current and 90 to 93 volts A lamps you can run 100 easily but there isnt much margin of volts to make a loss on house wiring. If he gets 100 lamps 16 candles see if he does not [have] [---] volts and has no volts to spare for drop in conduction##With double 6 inch fields on Z & B Armatures wound to make it still lower resistance you can get 125 with 92 Volt A lamps. The same with the others. But you know that it is not well to force a machine and leave no margin for [paths] [ca-----].##Our new [K] is good for 400 lamps same as previously used in England and 350 new Isolated [very] [easy] but I will not permit our people to [use] it for more than a 325 light machine. All machines should have 1/3 for margin and volts enough to make a loss of at least 10 per cent on the mains.

Date

1883-03-06

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB015423

Folder Set

LB015

Title

[LB015423], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, March 6th, 1883

Microfilm ID

82:209

Publisher

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

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