[LB028810], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to William Halsted Wiley, March 25th, 1889


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[LB028810], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to William Halsted Wiley, March 25th, 1889

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"I have received from Mr. Dredge samples of the first run which he has made with the Ore Milling Machine created in London, and the results obtained are very poor. ### I am aware that he has an excellent Engineer in charge of the plant, but it is quite impossible for any man who has not been specially trained to take hold of the Ore Milling process and operate it successfully. ### There are a great many details requiring attention – such as the relation between the magnet and hopper, strength of current &C &C, all of which vary with different ores – and these demand the presence of a person thoroughly familiar with all the results and proofs of my own work. Any other man, no matter what may be his qualifications as an Engineer, is simply working in the dark and encountering all the obstacles which I was obliged to overcome during the early stages of my Experiments. ### It is quite impracticable for me to send another man to England at this time. I have sent an Ore Milling installation to Paris, in competent hands, which will answer every purpose I now have in view, and I have for these reasons written Mr. Drudge asking him to take down the Machinery in the yard of Messrs. Vantin and Newbury and box the parts of the apparatus belonging to me. ### I regret that circumstances have obliged me to abandon the arrangement I originally intended carrying out. ### Thanking you for the interest you have displayed in this matter I am" Yours very truly [signed] TAE





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