The Papers of Thomas A. Edison
Menlo Park: The Early Years, April 1876-December 1877
Publication Year: 1995
Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press
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Title Page, Frontispiece, Copyright, Dedication
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Calendar of Documents
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List of Editorial Headnotes
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...pastoral New Jersey. Yet for all his apparent isolation at Menlopany, and the world at large that his faith in his own inventiveprinciple that would be used for a century. In the midst of thisof his full archival collection. That shift is conclusive in Vol-that our selection and discussion will satisfactorily illuminate...
Chronology of Thomas A. Edison, April 1876–December 1877
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...28 April Begins weeklong exhibition of his "musical" (electromoto-16 May Signs agreement with his nephew, Charles Edison, and for-18 May Visited at Menlo Park laboratory by British telegraph engi-4 June Electro Chemical Manufacturing transfers all of its duplicat-5 June Loses a patent interference case on acoustic multiple telegra-...
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...pant; the writer often had the others sign to attest to the date...
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List of Abbreviations
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1 April–June 1876: (Docs. 738–757)
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Reiff, one of the principal investors in Edison's automatic tele-foreign rights for the invention. Edison also sold stock he held1. Edison remembered the landlord to be Thomas Slaight, a padlockmanufacturer at 115 New Jersey Railroad Ave., where Edison and Jo-seph Murray had established Murray and Co. in February 1872 (see...
2 July–September 1876: (Docs. 758–797)
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...peater that was sufficiently fast and sensitive for the automaticvisitors. In early July, Ernst Fleischl, a Viennese scientist in-the July sale of the rights to his British electric pen patent.102. About this time Elisha Gray was in New York demonstrating hisown octruplex system between New York and Philadelphia. Doc. 786...
3 October–December 1876: (Docs. 798–833)
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...their efforts on practical tests of acoustic transfer technology.Gilliland, Ezra's brother, temporarily joined the regular staff.11937-41 (1:128) identifies as a night watchman, also appears in these ac-in mid-February and spent "all day testing some ores" Cat. 1233:49,2. On 8 November, Nelson notified Edison that Morten v. Domestic...
4 January–March 1877: (Docs. 834–879)
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...stituted various solutions in the cell he investigated in turn theeffect on the etheric spark, the polarization of the electrodes,the electrical condition of the line. The receivers the staff usedreceiver. They carried out tests both in the laboratory and over3. Western Union filed this countersuit in New York state court on...
5 April–June 1877: (Docs. 880–951)
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...the staff started extensive tests to determine the best materialfor binding it into a block. At the same time, they were testingits usual stupidity—did not take kindly to the apparatus as itMarch, left on 2 July.10 The staff's pet bear "got loose at Labo-4. On 14 April, Batchelor noted "a conversation with Johnson, Edi-...
6 July–September 1877: (Docs. 952–1075)
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...a mass he called "fluff." Various forms of fluff and holders forsubsidiary, to use on private lines. Edison and others also con-velop his earlier idea for an electric horse clipper into a practi-2. George Bliss would also have been involved in this arrangement.chines during the first four months on Foreign Pen" Cat. 1233:258,...
7 October–December 1877: (Docs. 1076–1163)
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...ber tube. He found that squeezing the disk to lower its internalnal gave louder, clearer reception. As he wrote to a friend, "Ive2. For the battery tests, see Vol. 13:184-200, Lab. (TAEM 4:129-45).sort, although their affairs are in rather an uncertain condition1. Year handwritten, probably by an archivist. This letter is also...
Appendix 1. Edison's Autobiographical Notes
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Appendix 2. Charles Batchelor's Recollections of Edison
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Appendix 3. Edison's U.S. Patents, April 1876–December 1877
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Page Count: 776
Publication Year: 1995
Series Title: The Papers of Thomas A. Edison
Series Editor Byline: Edited by Reese V. Jenkins, et al. Robert A. Rosenberg, Managing Editor, Book Edition