[X001M2AP], Letter from Wilson Stout Howell to Edison Lamp Co, January 13th, 1889

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[X001M2AP], Letter from Wilson Stout Howell to Edison Lamp Co, January 13th, 1889

Editor's Notes

Edison Lamp Co., Harrison, NJ Gentleman, I have found a peculiarly bad state of lamp life here, due I pressure to a large purchase of lamps (5,000) at a time when the lamp reached its lowest value, The pressure on lamps is uniformly lower than is considered good practice by the Lamp Co. be an average of one volt above normal. Prior to Sept 1st the lamp renewal account was normal and we assumed that the life was 600 hours. During Sept. Oct. Nov. and Dec. the average breakage was exactly double the rate accepted a normal (as above). Therefore we assumed that all lamps broken during Sept. Oct. Nov. and Dec. a total of 5500 lamps, gave but one half their guaranteed life and that to make the Kause City Company whole the Lamp Co. should credit their account with 2750, 16 c/p lamps. Yours very truly, Wilson S. Howell

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Date

1889-01-13

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

X001M2-F

Document ID

X001M2AP

Publisher

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