[LB021376], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Thomas Pike, March 8th, 1886


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[LB021376], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Thomas Pike, March 8th, 1886

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Enclosed I hand you the manifest of merchandise to be returned to the United States, duly assented{?} by Mr. Edison's attorney. It has been impossible for me to send this before, as Mr. Edison's departures for Ohio and Florida necessitated also the absence of Mr. Insull. ##I am still awaiting advice from Mr. Edison before I can advise you regarding additional circuits on G.A.W.{?} Lines. ##The B&O circuit here works splendidly. Twice during the last week, the Morse side has given out owing to a dead ground in the center of the circuit, but the phone side has worked right over the escape without apparent effort. ##We are not troubled by induction on city lines for the reason that there are so many of them the discharge is broken up and proportioned between each. The lines also are very short, with consequently less electrostatic capacity, and the batteries are light--another condition in our favor. ##It is from long {underlined in original} lines that we get troublesome induction. ##If you want any supplies to keep your circuit in order, please procure them and send expense a/c in here. Can you get carbons up there? If not, I will send you a supply should you require them. ##{something illegible in this copy is added as postscript}





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