[NM031099], Technical Note, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, Thomas Alva Edison, October 5th, 1888

Item

Abstract

Experiment to find a solvent for Sulphur held in FeS2 & other sulphurets. Table of abt. 2 dozen trials of material soaked in various solutions. Followed by notes on use of mercury (it "sickens"). [p. 100] "I should add that a simple and most useful discovery of Mr Edison's was that of combining readily & instantly floured mercury by using an acidulated sol water 1000 to acid sulph 1 say & pouring this into the ore containing the floured mercury. The mer[cury] would "mass" immediately on quickly stirring in a very small particle of Zn granulated. "Theory: This makes Hydrogen, which will combine with sulphur and form Sulphuretted Hydrogen permitting the mercury to recombine.--TAE"

Date

1888-10-05

Decade

1880-1889

Identifier

NM031099

Folder Set

NM031

Title

[NM031099], Technical Note, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, Thomas Alva Edison, October 5th, 1888

Microfilm ID

106:722

Publisher

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