[X250ACZ], Letter from Edward Weston to George Bartlett Prescott, Jr., June 2nd, 1885

Item

Abstract

[Letterhead of Weston's laboratory] "The experience with the Edison machine was somewhat amusing. Be kind enough to ascertain every difficulty that has arisen in the use of these machines from the start, including the troubles with the one that has been used in the durability test." Inquire discreetly about accuracy of voltmeter. "Be particularly careful to observe that the Edison Co. do not include the field in circuit with the instruments that are to measure the main current. This is a trick which I think they played in Cincinnati, so have your eyes upon their circuits and watch them very carefully." But be discreet and play fair with both the committee and the Edison Co. Gives further instructions about tests, standards, lamps----see that they're not stolen. Leaving for a week of fishing to try to recuperate.

Date

1885-06-02

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

X250ACZ

Folder Set

X250

Title

[X250ACZ], Letter from Edward Weston to George Bartlett Prescott, Jr., June 2nd, 1885

Microfilm ID

Publisher

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