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My contribution to the cause (below)
Bob

G Scherff 0001

New York, Jan. 4th, 1899
46 & 48 East Houston Str.

Nikola Tesla Esq.
Alta Vista Hotel
Colorado Springs, Colo

Dear Mr. Tesla,
Mr. Czito has returned here to work yesterday.
He told me that you would come in a few days, and therefore I did
not write yesterday, thinking that my letter would not reach you.
But hearing that you might have been detained, I write again:
All parts of the oscillator will be finished tomorrow,
except the condenser, on which the work is progressing. Mr. Clark
and Mr. Czito are now working on parts for a second oscillator.

Respectfully,
Signed: Geo. Scherff

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G Scherff 0002

New York, Jan. 5th, 1899
46 & 48 East Houston Str.

Nikola Tesla Esq.
Alta Vista Hotel
Colorado Springs, Colo

Dear Mr. Tesla,
Your telegraph of this date was received this af-
ternoon, and in reply I have wired Mr. Uhlmann’s address. And also
the amount of money I shall be obliged to draw for the payroll
this week. I will draw to-morrow $110, which,
together with the amount on hand, will leave about $10 for shop expenses after pay-
ing the men. The pay-roll this week is $100.
The work on the second oscillator will be continued, as
directed. All parts of the first one, except the condenser, are
now finished, and Mr. Johannesen is putting the same together.
I obtained mail from the Waldorf today, but found
nothing of importance.

Respectfully,
Signed: Geo. Scherff
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G. Scherff 0003

New York, March 8th, 1899
46 & 48 East Houston Str.

Mr. Nikola Tesla, President,
Nikola Tesla Co., 46 E Houston St.

Dear Sir: -
I hereby resign as Secretary of the Nikola Tesla Company,
to take effect upon its acceptance.

Yours truly,
Signed: George Scherff


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G. Scherff 0004

New York, March 8th, 1899
46 & 48 East Houston Str.

Mr. Nikola Tesla, President,
Nikola Tesla Co., 46 E Houston St.

Dear Sir: -
I hereby resign as Director in the Nikola Tesla Company,
to take effect upon its acceptance.

Yours truly,
Signed: George Scherff
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G. Scherff 0005

New York, May 13th, 1899
#46 & 48 E. Houston Str.

Dear Mr. Tesla:-
I noticed in the mail this morning a letter from
the U. S. Treasury Department, and, thinking it might be of im-
portance, I took the liberty to open it. I inclose a copy of the
letter.
Shall I send an acknowledgement of this or any similar
letters which may arrive during your absence? I forgot to ask,
before you left.
Permit me also to inquire about your health,
after all the anxiety, and the strain of the railroad journey.

Respectfully,
Signed: George Scherff

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G. Scherff 0006

[Handwritten pencil notation, upper right] ca. May 13, 1899

[Letterhead]
Auditorium Hotel
Breslin & Southgate
R.H. Breslin, Manager

[Handwritten in ink]
The trouble in the new brake
is that the oil in the bore
does not stand sufficiently below
the highest point the mercury can
rise in the hollow shaft. It
would be desirable to make
an overflow hole so that the
oil when it is poured in can
not rise beyond a certain height
above the mercury. The height of
shaft should be so calibrated
that when the oil and mercury
are poured together in-to where
the pulley is taking[?] oil and
put it again in the oil can
before use with the pulley.
[unsigned. end of note]

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G. Scherff 0007
[continuation of G. Scherff 0006]

This can be done by changing
the hollow piece. That first
is[?] in put[?] try to keep the oil
level or low as possible. If
the oil still gets in, the
bottom piece will have to be
changed.
This should be attested to
at once, on both the oscillator
and independent brake.
For the oscillator / [illegible]
The size of the disks[?] size 3/8
diam/[?] make another disk
[illegible] that [illegible].
Teeth leave as before.
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