[X154A5BO], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Edward Hibberd Johnson, February 21st, 1886

Item

Abstract

Baird, who is in charge of the Smithsonian, says he is willing to recommend to Congress that the museum be open in the evening and that it should be lit with incandescent lights; the museum covers 107,000 sq. ft with ceilings 25-30 ft. high; it's one story.###Can you give me a rough estimate or how many lamps it would take; I'll need that before I go before the Congressional Committees.###I'm in favor of offering to do it at cost.###I think it will take 2,500 to 3,000 lamps.###There is a small plant there now, which the U.S. people put in three years ago; has about 75 lamps used to light lecture room; hasn't been much of a success.

Date

1886-02-21

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

X154A5BO

Folder Set

X154A5

Title

[X154A5BO], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Edward Hibberd Johnson, February 21st, 1886

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Publisher

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