[MU101], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Edward Hibberd Johnson, January 5th, 1887

Item

Abstract

Writes regarding the Zipernowsky tests. While in Rome and Milan arranged for Lieb to perform the tests, which he can do for a month if notified. While in Rome Upton found a station that was running 600 Edison lamps and 40 arc lamps. Can run 12000 lamps and that a boiler for 6000 lamps was on its way. He could see the lighting about mile away. Worries that this could be a "very dangerous" competition for the Edison system. Also discusses the workings of the station at Rome. Ends letter by saying that Lieb can do the tests better. Does not think that they need to perform tests on Zipernowsky system. "The station showed such thorough work leading to results wanted that the Edison Company will keep a dangerous enemy out of the field."

Date

1887-01-05

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

MU101

Folder Set

MU10

Title

[MU101], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Edward Hibberd Johnson, January 5th, 1887

Microfilm ID

95:803

Publisher

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