[LM111068], Letter from Arthur Edwin Kennelly to Electrical Review (N.Y. City), September 7th, 1888

Item

Abstract

"Having read in the supplement of your issue of today's date the paper read by Van der Weyde upon the comparative dangers of alternating and direct currents, I beg you will give me space in your columns to make a few remarks upon the same. ## What Van der Weyde states in his 8th paragraph is undeniable concerning the deductions to be drawn from the experiment made by Mr. Brown at Columbia College on the 30th July last when a dog was not killed by successive shocks from a continuous current dynamo with voltages up to 1000 but was killed after subsequently receiving a shock from an alternating current of 300 volts. ..." Continues several pages in this vein, objecting to previous article and describing/re-characterizing Brown's dog experiments.

Date

1888-09-07

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LM111068

Folder Set

LM111

Title

[LM111068], Letter from Arthur Edwin Kennelly to Electrical Review (N.Y. City), September 7th, 1888

Microfilm ID

109:141

Publisher

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