[MBSB21174], Interview, Thomas Alva Edison, April 30th, 1879

Item

Abstract

NY World: "What Edison Has Done. His new dynamo-electric machine and what he says it can do." Claims TAE relucant to talk to reporter on account of past misrepresentations in press. Tried new dynamo first time last night; It developed so much power that the coil on the bobbin was torn to pieces.." Plans public demo os dynamo lighting carbon lamps "because everybody knows what thet carbon lamp is, and besides, because it isn't my lamp." Discusses distribution advantages of high-resistance lamp. Discusses plans for central station; mains cables directly under flagstones consisting of 1 wire for each house. Installation not too expensive. Disparages recent claims by Keely.

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Date

1879-04-30

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

MBSB21174

Folder Set

MBSB2

Title

[MBSB21174], Interview, Thomas Alva Edison, April 30th, 1879

Microfilm ID

94:480

Publisher

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