[MBSB21146], Interview, Thomas Alva Edison, March 23rd, 1879

Item

Abstract

NY World interview. Has 18 lamps running in lab from 2.5 hp Gramme: "I rigged them up to show our stoholders and I expect some others of the company down here to-night." Only task remaining "is to do away with mechanical defects. The problem of subdivision is solved;" burner is fine in sealed globe. Not enough houses to have demo in MP; will light Metuchen in summer. Despite rumors of financial trouble, expects to have continued backing. Compares heat radiation from gas, incandescent lights. Briefly discusses conductors, comparing them to gas mains.

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Date

1879-03-23

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

MBSB21146

Folder Set

MBSB2

Title

[MBSB21146], Interview, Thomas Alva Edison, March 23rd, 1879

Microfilm ID

94:463

Publisher

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