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    Thomas A. Edison Autograph Letter Signed "Edison", three pages, 5" x 8", n.p., n.d. Addressed to "Fagan" and "Blair", it reads in part: "...You will remember when you told me that the Amer Railway Express man stated to you that he got a life of 3 yrs that I said was a lie. You have in your office a 3 yr record of the Amer Express Co...the records show curves of hundreds of batteries. Assuming 25 cycles equals one month this government battery had to be washed & new separators put in at end of 14 months & at the end of 20 months the battery was down & out 50% capacity = This battery was not in a truck if it had been the knocks etc would have made its life less. Don't accept any such statements from a purchaser - or we will be doing business without profit." Written in pencil, deeply toned with staple perforations along top margin and a small notation in a different hand on the first page. Fine condition. Included is a period advertising booklet, "The Edison Storage Battery for Electric Commercial Vehicles", 32 pp., 8vo, ca. 1916. It contains numerous photographs and even a testimonial by the renowned engineer Charles P. Steinmetz. Light soiling to cover, Very fine condition.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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