[MBSB21495], Interview, Thomas Alva Edison, April 17th, 1880


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[MBSB21495], Interview, Thomas Alva Edison, April 17th, 1880

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Interview about electric light. Writer asks how TAE got the fat evident in his face: "I found most of it at table and abed. I now eat three regular meals a days, and sleep at night from 11 to 7. That's what ails me. I have more leisure than I did. Since the electric light problem was solved I am neither greatly driven nor worried." Have taken down lights because no further experiments needed; have only to make large public demo. Describes laying of mains & forthcoming lighting of MP with 600-700 lamps. Says he's building dynamos for NYC. Suggests that NY newspapers may want their own lighting plants. Discusses electric rwy possibilities--lines could be rough, no need for grading; operated remotely in mining & farming regions.
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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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