[MBSB21163], Interview, Thomas Alva Edison, April 11th, 1879

Item

Abstract

NY Graphic interview. Reports of failure have diminished crowds visiting MP, "which to me is a blessing in disguise. I have prayed for an earthquake or something of the sort." Claims to have 20 lights running from 1 machine. Has 6 lights/hp, possible to get 50-60/hp. Expects public demo in month to 6 weeks. Angrily replies to reports of failure in 22 March London Times. Has wire from Gouraud that new telephone has created "sensation" in London; Tyndall has lectured on it & British "call it the Shouter."

Date

1879-04-11

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

MBSB21163

Folder Set

MBSB2

Title

[MBSB21163], Interview, Thomas Alva Edison, April 11th, 1879

Microfilm ID

94:474

Publisher

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