[LM111452], Letter from Arthur Edwin Kennelly to William J Jenks, July 8th, 1889


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[LM111452], Letter from Arthur Edwin Kennelly to William J Jenks, July 8th, 1889

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In reference to your letter of the 2nd inst Mr Edison desires me to say that he thinks oil found way into the lamp through some crevice, or possibly dropping on the lighted lamp may have ---ked and so gained entrance. The heated ---pors would then expand the lamp as seen. He thinks a metal ----- or shade above these lamps where in danger of being splashed, would remedy the difficulty.####With regard to the meter question, the measurements taken hole together with those made by Mr White would seem to justify a preliminary determination of the resistance and compensation for the new spools, but at the same time the result also shew that with this new density 1.110 as well as with the present density 1.054 the bottle resistances varied to a great extent in a manner difficult to explain or control, among diffferent bottles, and to attian the best average, it would I think be desirable to issue the new meter on existing data and make in one or more stations systematic comparison of its behavior under practical condition with st--d to met-- with a view to a possible readjustment of spool resistance --- with a maintenance of the constant at some --- period.####I regret that zinc has not offered itself for -- ----- ---####phate solution ha- & had m---- --- -- how ----itted





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