[LM111228], Letter from Arthur Edwin Kennelly to Alexander Muirhead, December 26th, 1888


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[LM111228], Letter from Arthur Edwin Kennelly to Alexander Muirhead, December 26th, 1888

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"Many thanks for your kind letter. As regards the two standard cells they arrived safely and have been treated with the most religious care ever since. I wrote a letter in the correspondences columns of the "Electrician" last volume, calling attention to the fact that the difference in EMF between them- and the Edison Cos standard cells prepared in this country are exceedingly small at the same temperature. I have asked the accountant here to refer to their accounts in this matter so you will no doubt here from them ere long.##As regards the phonograph, it will be shipped in its latest improvements and in considerable members to Col Gouraud little Menlo Upper Norwood Surrey from whom you can get all particulars. They are working hard at the factory and will commence turning them out by the hundred in a week or so.##With reference to Duplex, no doubt you know that since the arrival of the special box [Lundy?] and [Foun?] have got over everything but the wave. He had such a member of accidents with the art[ificial] line on shifting it to Halifax that the trouble may be perhaps due to insufficient length of line, but of course I am not in any position to warrant such a statement except as a possibility between ourselves.##Yes that induction trouble is due to bad earth connection at Halifax directly, and indirectly to static induction thereby produced. The rocks form on insulated basin. I am just writing a paper for the Society of E. E----, on this matter which is exceedingly interesting, and I think we hold both experimental and mathematical proof of the case matter.##This laboratory is just heaven. It is certainly one of the finest in the world, and the finest in the states. We have done a good deal of work in it already. Mr Edison is taking a week's holiday hold just now."
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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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