[N314003], Technical Note, Thomas Alva Edison, March 18th, 1886


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[N314003], Technical Note, Thomas Alva Edison, March 18th, 1886

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This is the first set of notebook entries TAE makes in Ft. Myers. Should probably select whole group from same day (includes N314009, N314013, N314017) p. 3 charged platina coil in lamp drawings (prevent carbon carrying?); p. 5 "Carbonize in 4 days in reducing solution. Also water absorbing solution. Linseed oil. Also linseed oil & sulp Iron Pot. Saturated Solution. Chloride Zinc. Protochloride Tin. (drawing) Hydrogen--City gas passed through several tubes of finely divided copper to absorb O-- also then thru phos [anly?] to get H2O Slow carbonization 3 days"; p. 7 vacuum pump modification; p. 9 (drawing) "Experiment for baloon teleghy see if a increased EMF give greater jump"; (drawing) "See if sudden pulling off armature gives good phonoplex Jump--"; p. 13 (drawing) "Carbonize 64 hours slow in Linseed oil proto salts that are reducers in Linseed & alone if can get heat also Chloride Cal & Chl Zinc glacial phos acid in sealed tubes to get pressure-- also in parafine-- Napthalene-- & high melting point Hydrocarbons"; p. 15 (drawing) "Sealed tube with glass or nickel washers in center of which pass the filiments to hold them in position-- Then Carbonize with tubes sealed and filled with powdered metallic Lead-- fusible metal-- Zinc-- etc"; p. 17 "Process for burning natural gas into Telephone Lampblack & then to book ink-- Experiment--"; pp. 18-21 drawings of devices possibly related to natural gas and also to telegraphy



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