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Tesla Correspondence #117

Tesla Correspondence #117


New York, August 9th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your telegram to send more O. K. Dry Batteries and inquiring about an oscillator like the one sent has just been received. Mr. Uhlman says, only one oscillator of this type was ever built. The dry batteries have been immediately sent for and will be expressed as soon as they are received.

The clockworks, Mr Uhlman thinks, cannot be finished before Friday or Saturday. He has tried the first independent break with a vacuum lamp and finds that it gives a very steady light.

Very few letters have been received lately, containing several inquiries about oscillators and a few applications for positions.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff
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TESLA'S "ARTIFICIAL DAYLIGHT'.

In order to convey a idea of the great commercial possi-
bilities of this invention, attention may be called to a few facts,
of which the general public has little knowledge. A common im-
pression is that the electric lighting systems, as now commercially
introduced, are a vast advance over older methods of illumination,
leaving little room for improvement. This is far from being so, as
usually but a fraction of one per cent. of the total energy con-
sumed is obtained in the form of light, all the rest being dissi-
pated in invisible rays, of no value for the purpose. When con-
sidering that hundreds of millions of dollars are invested in the
United States alone for producing light in these crude ways, the
importance of a radical advance in this field will be appreciated.
The present systems, however, are not only wasteful, they
are also inseparable from other disadvantages as, the large cost of
installation, which is chiefly due to the great quantity of copper
required, the frequent renewal of the lamps, owing to their una-
voidable deterioration, the disagreeable character of the light
which, coming from a small surface, is naturally too intense and
detrimental to the eyesight, the necessity of employing more or
less opaque screens, which involve a considerable loss in illumi-
nating power, and many other drawbacks of this nature. It is true,
that recently Nernst and others have secured some gain in the effi-
ciency of the incandescent lamps or burners by the use of coatings of
rare oxides, which permit higher degrees of incandescence. But
this departure has not done away with the objectionable features
above mentioned, on the contrary, it has only added to them.
In Tesla's new lighting system all these disadvantages
are successfully removed. The light is produced with a much
smaller expenditure of energy, scarcely more than one eighth of
what is presently consumed for the same quantity of light, it is
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Tesla Correspondence #118


New York, August 10th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Two dozen O. K. Dry batteries, large size, and two dozen small size, have been expressed to-day. The clockworks will be ready for shipment to-morrow, Finaly.

Great improvement, Mr. Uhlman says, has been made in the pump, the same giving steady, solid stream without splashing: the speed of the work of the second break has been increased and work on the third break is progressing rapidly.

Respectfully,

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Tesla Correspondence #119


New York, August 11th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The two clockworks have been expressed this afternoon.

The continued improvement of the pump, Mr. Uhlman says, gives a corresponding greater degree of steadiness in the light.

The work of the third independent break is on the castings, disk, brush-holders, switch and minor parts.

Beside the inclosed, the mail to-day contained a letter from Bombay, India, inquiring about the new light, which I have answered similarly as you directed me to reply to another letter from the same place, which I recently forwarded.

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New York, August 12th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your note of August 7th with checks for Mr. Unger, the Hammerschlag Mfg. Co, Edison Illuminating Company and for laboratory expenses, was received this morning. The small bills I shall pay in cash, as directed.

The work of the shop, Mr Uhlman says, is on the castings, disk, brush-holder and switch of the independent break and developpement of the pump. The speed of the second break is now up to 1900 revolutions per minutes.

I enclose a statement of expenses for this week.

Permit me to inquire about your health. I hope that you may speedily recover from your cold.

Respectfully and sincerely,

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soft and agreeable to the eye, closely resembling daylight, and
the cost of the copper conductors is much less. Still better re-
sults as regards economy are, however, realizable with this kind
of light and are sure to be reached soon in the course of its in-
troduction. The lamps are very simple and ornamental and can be
manufactured cheaply, need never be renewed and, what is very im-
portant, it has been ascertained in long experience that their
rays have, like those of the sun, certain germicidal and sanitary
properties, so that their use in dwellings will become imperative.
Referring particularly to street-lighting and illumina-
tion of public places, Tesla's system offers features of an ideal
character. The lamps may be of any desired candlepower and may be
adapted to any kind of current of supply, and they last indefinite-
ly. The plant is cheaper and more economical and, owing to the
softness and diffusive character of the light, the illumination is
incomparably better. In view of this it is highly probable, that
the arc-light will be driven out of the market entirely, being
unable to compete.
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New York February 25th, 1901
Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
48 East Houston Street, New York.
My dear Mr. Tesla:
I have showed Mr. Morgan your letter of the 18th instant, and
he would like to see you on the subject before reaching a conclusion.
Would you kindly drop in at your convenience.
Yours very truly, Charles Steele
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New York, Feb. 25th, 1901
46 & 48 East Houston Str.

Mr. Charles Steele,
______ J. P. Morgan & Co.,
23 Wall Street, City.
My dear Mr. Steele:-
I have just received your kind letter and accordingly
will call to-morrow, hoping to find Mr. Morgan disengaged.
Yours sincerely
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New York, March 1rst, 1901
46 & 48 East Houston Str.

J.P. Morgan, Esg.,
23 Wall Street
New York City

Dear Sir:-
For several years past I have been engaged in perfecting
a system of electric lighting and in carrying on investigations
relative to wireless telegraphy and telephony, and I have made cer-
tain discoveries and inventions in connection with these subjects,
for which patents have been issued to me in the United States and
also in foreign countries.
I am anxious now to construct the apparatus necessary
for putting my discoveries and inventions to practical use and for
continuing my investigations on the subject named.
For this I desire to procure the sum of __________
and hereby agree that if you will advance such sum to me as
hereinafter stated, I will assign to you an interest of fifty-one
per cent. in all said patents and inventions, and also in any
patents or inventions which I may hereafter secure or make having
relation to or being useful in any way in connection with electric
lighting and wireless telegraphy or telephony. Such sum of________
is to be paid to me from time to time on my submitting to you
proper vouchers for expenditures made by myself in connection
with the subjects above mentioned.
Understanding that you are prepared to accept this offer,
I herewith hand you assignments of an interest of fifty-one per
cent. in the patents designated upon the schedule hereto annexed,
and if, as and when, any other or further patents for inventions
relating to or useful in electric lighting, wireless telegraphy or
telephony shall be secured or made by me, I agree forthwith to
assign to you a like interest of fifty-one per cent. therein.
Will you kindly confirm this understanding by letter.
Very respectfully yours,
Nikola Tesla
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Morgan 0015 and 0016 seem to be same letter with the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars filled in in the latter
upon reading Morgan 0017 we see the amount was left blank at first.

Morgan 0017

New York March 4th, 1901.

Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
46 East Houston Street, New York.
Dear Mr. Tesla:-
I have talked with Mr. Morgan regarding the form of your letter,
and it is satisfactery to him to have the sum of $150,000 filled in.
Will you kindly have the letter completed in this respect and
Mr. Morgan will confirm it at once.

Yours faithfully, Charles Steele
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Keep up the good work!
here and here are examples of how I envision the end product.
I will start on a Morgan-file as soon as time allows.

There must be 1000's of Tesla enthusiasts, if everyone would just do 1 transcript, the work could be done by tomorrow.
And through this work, your names will be linked to Tesla's legacy forever.


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Tesla Correspondence #121


New York, August 14th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop, Mr. Uhlman reports, is on the castings, switch, pulley cover, shaft, brass parts and disk of the third independent break, and development of the pump.

The inclosed letter was received to-day. I have informed Mr. Sachers of your absence and stated, that you would undoubtedly regret the impossibility of complying with his wish.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff


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Tesla Correspondence #122


New York, August 15th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Mr Uhlman reports that the work of the shop is on the castings, switch, pulley cover and disk of the third independent break and wooden bases for all three breaks. Great progress, he says, has been made in the development of the pump since yesterday.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff


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Tesla Correspondence #123


New York, August 16th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Mr. Uhlman reports, that the work of the shop is on the switch, cover, disk, brush-holders, bushing and the spider of the third independent break and on the development of the pump.

Mr. Johnson inquired about your health to-day by telephone.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff


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Tesla Correspondence #124


New York, August 17th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the armature, disk, cover, brush-holders and minor brass parts of the third break and development of the pump. Mr. Uhlman says a very steady light is now obtained.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff


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Tesla Correspondence #126


New York, August 18th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop continues on the third independent break, viz. the disk, armature, brush-holders, cover and armature spider, and the development of the pump. The progress in regard to the latter, Mr. Uhlman says, is most encouraging.

The mail obtained to-day at the Waldorf consisted only journals and a few circulars, neither have any letters been received at the office during the last few days.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff


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Tesla Correspondence #127


New York, August 19th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your note and check of $200 for laboratory expenses were received this morning. There must be some mistake about the bill of Hammerschlag Company, a check for the same amount was sent last week already.

Mr. Uhlman says the work of the shop is on the armature, armature spider, pump and pump arm, brush-holders and shaft of the third independent break, and that himself is continuing on the design of the break with constant overflow feature.

I enclose a statement of expenses for the current week.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff


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Tesla Correspondence #128


New York, August 21rst, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the shaft, brush-holders, armature, commutator and finishing of the castings of the third independent break and the pump. The speed of the second break, which runs very smoothly and quietly, Mr. Uhlman says, is now 2000 revolutions per minutes, but he expects to get it up to 2100 revolutions per minute very shortly.

The mail to-day consisted of the inclosed letter and a circular letter from the electrical congress of 1900, containing a request to become a member.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff


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Tesla Correspondence #129


New York, August 22nd, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop continues on the shaft, brush-holders, armature, commutator and finishing of the casting of the third independent break and the development of the pump.

The speed of the second break, Mr. Uhlman says, is now up to 2100 revolutions per minute.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff


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Tesla Correspondence #130


New York, August 23rd, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the shaft, armature, commutator and finishing of castings of the third independent break. The speed of the second break, Mr. Uhlman says, has been still a little increased and good progress is being made in the pump.

The inclosed letter was received immediately after you left for the West. At that time I acknowledged its receipt to the writer, informed him that you were absent and that the letter would be submitted to you on your return. As the time of the exhibition is now drawing near, I forward it herewith for your consideration in case it should require a further answer.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff
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Hi Ernst,

Nice work on the hand written letters, I can make out a few words but not enough (my doctor would do fine as he is writing much the same way). I seem to have lost some text formatting, the paragraphs loose their indentation (forum software is not wiziwig). Sorry...

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Tesla Correspondence #131


New York, August 24th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Mr. Uhlman reports that the work of the shop is on the armature, commutator, shaft, pulley and minor brass parts of the third independent break and the development of the pump. The light which the pump gives is almost steady.

The inclosed letter and statement were received to-day.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #132


New York, August 25th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop continues on the commutator, armature, shaft, insulating and winding of the field magnets and minor brass parts of the third independent break and development of the pump.

Among the mail to-day was, besides some journals, press clippings and circulars the inclosed letter from Spain and bills of the Edison Illuminating Company.

Respectfully,

Geo.Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #133


New York, August 26th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop, Mr. Uhlman reports, is on field magnets, shaft, commutator and minor parts of the independent break and development of the pump. A steady stream without splashing is obtained from the latter, Mr Uhlman says, by breaking the flow of mercury in the pump and draining the mercury leaving the pump back into the pulley at one point behind the pump. A shield connected with a small gutter, against which the stream of mercury impinges, is placed between the teeth and wall of the pulley.

I inclose a statement of expenses for the past week. I had not sufficient funds to pay the men to-day, but they say they are not inconvenienced.

The inclosed letter was received to-day.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #134


New York, August 28th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your check of $100 for laboratory expenses was received this morning. After paying the men, there remains cash on hand $22.97.

The work of the shop continues on the commutator, shaft, armature, field magnets and minor parts of the third break and development of the pump. Mr Uhlman says, _______________tails of the oscillator with overflow feature.

The inclosed letter was received to-day. As it comes from a journal, I was diffident about answering it.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #137


I do not understand your frequent reports about the pump. From your letter of to-day I understand that Mr. Uhlman has adopted one of the older plans, which is to throw the mercury into a pocket behind a screen and let it flow out from there with small velocity, the overflow keeping the pressure constant.

This is good, but I fear I must come back to overflow without pump, as I explained to Mr. Uhlman. Only this gives a perfectly steady flow. Tell Mr. Uhlman to adapt later type independent break for oscillator, the idea being to screw the break onto the casting as before. I do not remember now the exact sizes and cannot tell how it will go with the rest, but he can make such changes in the dimensions as are necessary: Note: In the new oscillator the regulating coil will be independently (outside of oscillator) used.

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Tesla Correspondence #138


New York, August 29th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop, Mr. Uhlman reports, is on the winding of the field magnets, on the armature, shaft, commutator and minor brass parts of the third independent break and on the pump and design of the break with overflow feature.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #139


New York, August 30th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the armature, shaft, commutator, minor parts and assembling of parts of the third independent break and on the pump.

Mr. Uhlman requests orders in regard to some new work.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #140


New York, August 31rst, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is now, Mr. Uhlman reports, on the armature, the pump arm, finishing of the shaft and pulley, teeth for the disk and minor parts of the third break and on the pump.

The inclosed letter was received to-day. I have acknowledged _____________ the __________
___________________________________ forwarded to you in Colorado.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff


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Tesla Correspondence #141


New York, September 11th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your letter of Sept 6th, with check of $200 for the laboratory expenses, has been received this morning. I presented the check at the bank and obtained $50 in addition to the money drawn on Saturday, which leaves cash on hand at present $87.61.

I send herewith a pocket checkbook. I have again looked carefully over your previous letters, but do not find your order to send a checkbook.

Mr. Uhlman has immediately started work on the condensers. The third independent break, he says, is nearly finished, and he will then start on a fourth one as ordered.

I shall watch the papers and communicate anything I see of importance. I inclose here several clippings, among which is a recent paper by Lord Kelvin. I cannot judge of its vertue, but seeing the large amount of discussion it has called forth in the technical papers. I had laid it aside and intended to call your attention to it on your return.

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Tesla Correspondence #142


I note that Mr. And Mrs. J. J. a> have just left Newport for Rhinebeck, where, the papers state, they will spend the rest of the season.

A postal card has been again received from the editors of L'electricita, requesting a photograph to be included in their album for the Como Exposition.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #145


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


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the condensers and the fourth independent break. Mr. Uhlman says he will report the speed of the third break to-morrow.

I inclose several clippings which may be of interest. The Liquid Air Power Company, one of whose advertisements I sent some time ago, continues to insert columns in the daily papers; it has been denounced in some of the technical journals for its extravagant statements, such as its claim of being able to produce five horse-power from two.

The inclosed communication has just been received, I do not know whether it is bona fide, or whether it is only a scheme to obtain subscribers.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #146


New York, Sep. 14th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the condensers and the fourth independent break. The first test, Mr. Uhlman says gives the speed of the third break at 1900 revolutions per minute.

A notice was received to-day from the Electrotechnische Verein in Wien, that the yearly dues are payable. I have sent the amount of three dollars, by postal money order.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #147


New York, Sep. 15th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the condensers and the fourth independent break. Mr. Uhlman says he thinks the condensers will be finished by the middle of next week.

The three inclosed cuttings were contained in the mail obtained from the Waldorf to-day. The two short items seem to be making the round of the press of the country.

In the mail from the hotel were further two appeals for aid, one from the Young Men's Christian Association, the other from one Nestor Crossman, who says he was formerly a hall boy in the Gerlach and is ill; in answer to both of these I have written information of your absence.

The daily press contains nothing of special interest just now, the Mazet investigation, Dreyfus case and coming Dewey celebration occupying most of the space therein.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #148


New York, Sep. 16th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your registered letter of Sep. 12Th, with check of $200 for shop expenses, and your note of Sep. 13th together with the letter of Mr. A. Maclean, Australia, were received this morning. The latter I have answered as directed.

The work of the shop is on the condensers, the cover and shaft of the fourth independent break; work on the pump also continues. The speed of the third break, which runs also very smoothly and quietly, Mr Uhlman says, is now up to 2000 revolutions per minute.

In your letter giving the order for the condensers it was not stated whether the condensers are to be sent to Colorado or not, and Mr. Uhlman and myself concluded, therefore, that they were not to be sent, but in speaking of the matter again to-day, we decided it would be better to sak if our supposition is right.

It has given me great pleasure to learn that your experiments are proving very satisfactory.

I inclose a statement of the expenses for the past week.

I mailed a checkbook last monday which, I hope, has been received.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #149


New York, Sep. 18th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop continues on the condensers and the bushing and armature of the fourth independent break. There has been a delay in obtaining the castings for the fourth break, Messrs. Maher & Flockhardt saying, upon inquiry to-day by telephone that thome they moulded last week was defective, but that others would be made to-day and forwarded as soon as possible. However, Mr. Uhlman says, the shop is fully occupied.

He expects to have the condensers finished by to-morrow evening or Wednesday.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #150


New York, Sep. 19th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your telegram that you wish Mr. (Czito?) to come to Colorado Springs was received this afternoon, and I have answered by wire that he will leave here to-morrow morning. Upon inquiry it was found that the first train for the west to-morrow leaves only at 1 P. M.. He will take this train and should reach Colorado Springs Sunday morning. I have presented the telegram at the Chatham Bank and have drawn $78 which I have turned over to Mr. ______ for travelling expenses.

The work of to-day has been on the castings, switch and brushholders of the fourth independent break and on the condensers when latter are finished and ready for use.

Mr. Page to-day returned the Victorian patent No. (13,?96), on which, the annuity has just been paid.

I inclose a news item from to-day's Herald.

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New York March 5th, 1901
46 & 48 East Houston St.

Mr. Charles Steele,
23 Wall Street
New York City.

My Dear Mr. Steele:-
Under inclosure I forward my formal letter to Mr.
Morgan, filled out and signed as requested!
On this occasion I would renew my assurances of esteem
and gratitude and also express the hope, that in a time not distant
I may be able to prove myself worthy of the confidence he has
placed in me.
Now, that all danger of conveying a wrong impression
to Mr. Morgan is removed by his kind acceptance of my proposal,
I would call to his attention, that I consider my fundamental
patents on methods and apparatus for the wireless transmission
of energy is the most valuable patents of modern times and, as
to my system of lighting, I am convinced, that it constitutes
one of the most important advances and is of enormous commercial
value.

Yours very sincerely,

(Now that I am getting used to his writing style I could probably go back and fill in some of the blanks. continuing forward for now. JLP)
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Morgan 0019
New York, March 5th, 1901

Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
46 East Houston Street, New York

Dear Sir:-
I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 1st. instant
together with assignments of an interest in various patents as shown
upon the schedule and assignments handed me therewith, and to confirm
the understanding therein expressed.

Very truly yours,
JPMorgan?
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New York, March 7th, 1901
46 & 48 East Houston St.

J.P. Morgan, Esq.,
23 Wall Street
New York City

Dear Mr. Morgan:-
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter
as confirming our understanding.
__________ of my __________, that your investment
would prove financially as profitable as it has been generous.
With many thanks, believe me,

Ever yours most faithfully
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New York, August 8th, 1901
46 & 48 East Houston St.

J.P. Morgan, Esq.,
23 Wall Street
New York City.

Dear Mr. Morgan:-
I beg to submit herewith a statement relative to
the patents and applications partly assigned to you last March,
which is self-explanatory.
In a short time I expect to be able to report satisfac-
tory progress along the two lines specifically mentioned in our
agreement.
Hoping in the interest of this country and the world at
large for the conservation of your precious energies, I remain

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Hi Ernst,

Nice work on the hand written letters, I can make out a few words but not enough (my doctor would do fine as he is writing much the same way). I seem to have lost some text formatting, the paragraphs loose their indentation (forum software is not wiziwig). Sorry...

Take care,

Michel
Perhaps you should print a few for your doctor to decipher Tell him it is for a great cause!
Don't worry about the formatting, I'll take care of that and the Q.A.
But at this moment I can not keep up with the two of you!
(don't let that stop you)
Forum software is WYSIWGL (what you see is what gets lost)...


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Tesla Correspondence #153


New York, Sep. 20th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the castings, switch and brusholders of the fourth independent break and Mr. Uhlman is also continuing the work on the pump.

I send herewith several press clippings. The N. Y. Herald, I note, has also engaged the services of Clarke for reporting the yacht races by wireless telegraphy, and it seemed to me that this may have been done through jealousy and in order to prevent other journals from obtaining reports by this new method.

This little item in to-day's Sun was, of course, the most interesting news to your employees here, although Mr. Uhlman and myself were much disappointed about the date of your return, if correctly reported. Prompted by the information contained in this latter article, we have immediately expressed the 24 mica condensers, thinking that they would surely be wanted, though no orders have been received to this effect.

Respectfully,

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Tesla Correspondence #154


New York, Sep. 21rst, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your telegram instructing me to say in answer to possible inquiries that you expect to return soon, was received this afternoon.

The work of the shop continues on the castings, switch and brush-holders of the fourth independent break.

The inclosed communication from ______________ was received to-day in answer to the letter you directed me to write some time ago.

I beg to remind, that so far no check has been received for Mr. Unger this month.

RESPECTFULLY,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #159


Please tell Mr. Uhlman to prepare as quickly as possible an apparatus of the following description. A clockwork, same as the last two sent in every particular, except that there will be no *Unrune*, and on the small quick moving pinion there will be a fan with adjustable wings of aluminum. The latter need not be more than 1/2” wide and 1” long overall. I find that the fan is easiest made ans in sketch of a small light brass one on each side with light washers to hold down thin wings of aluminum slotted partly to allow the screw to pass through for purpose of adjustment and fastening in position. The fan should be as light as possible, Mr. Uhlman may make two. The fan should retard very little and should spin very fast when the wings are shortest. I do not think that it will be necessary to put in stronger springs in the clockwork, as the performance of the springs is much smaller than needed before. Now, the shaft of large wheel should be strong as before and longer on the side of the fan, and on the opposite side a copper contact spring should be fixed to connect shaft surely with the clockwork. No spring of this kind is needed on pinion shaft. The shaft of the large wheel will carry on the fan side device similar to those of which a number was sent to me, only I shall want this device a little modified and made much lighter than the former ones. I shall describe in detail. The...

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Tesla Correspondence #160


... glass tube should be 3/8 inch inside diam.. The brass plug when in place, will be 1/16” short. All the brass should be as light as practicable. The hole reamed which is to fit on shaft of wheel should partially extend in to the thick part of the base plate (not through in which carries the whole, and Mr. Uhlman should try to boil the thing together so that the thick part is at, then (toast?) 9/16” thick. I think he can make it 1/2” for I need be more than 3/16” for sealing wax, that is, the outer brass shall need not stick out more than that above the end plug.The tip not the end should project no more than 1/8” beyond the rest and should be say 3/16” in diameter, as I want sufficient friction to stop the clockwork. This he will clearly see later. Against the end of the end plug there will be pressed a rather stiff copper spring, which will be fastened to the back part of the lever of a ____________ sounder is the latter being _____ to the fibre base carrying the whole apparatus and binding posts as in (nil?): for sounder ends placed so that the parts that is, the both magnets can be easily connected in series (sketch) and two besides, one connected with base of clockwork and the other with the lever of sounder respectively with the brass frame & sounder. To insure good contact of the lever with the frame, a light copper spring may be conveniently fastened, as we have done on some sounders before. The apparatus assembled will appear as in sketch. Normally, that is when current is flowing through magnets of sounder, the copper spring or...


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... lever fastened to aluminum lever of the cover will press against tip (C) of device (D) and will prevent the clockwork from turning; but when for a moment the armature is pulled down, two things will happen, the contact with device (D) will be broken and at the same time the device will turn more or less, as the case may be. Mr. (Opitz?) made me some time ago something similar when I needed it for the boat; and I like to have one as soon as practicable in some I am making.

Mr. Uhlman may modify the details, as I have no time to enter into that at present. He should cut off a good part of the lever of the sounder, as I notice that it is unnecessarily long, and in general reduce the size, so that it will go into it, small space if practicable. Make two of this kind and send at least one as soon as possible. The sounder should be of the smaller size. (there are two size in the market and it should be well made. The movement of the clockwork should be quick when release occurs. This will ________ adjusted by cloning a _______ through the sounder for a moment. The clockwork should also instantly stop when the lever is against the upper stop. All is intended for quick movement. The sounder should be freshly wound, .I would use wire No. (30?)and so that back leg will have resistance of _____ ohms. But that is of little importance as I can make many more fixation of this (thing?) myself. The...

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Tesla Correspondence #162

... insulation is important: Besides, this apparatus should be MADE AS WELL AS POSSIBLE. I want a box that is fill with small batteries, so arranged as to go in a small space and conveniently connected by a flexible cable and plug so that I can change any number of batteries ___________ small brass pieces which screw on the carbon studs instead of the ordinary screws. These pieces should be such as to allow connection to any point of the series by means of a cable and plug. The top of the box will have, of course, holes for the insertion of the plug and should be easily removable to change quickly a spoiled battery and use small type 0. (K?)I want also six resistances wound on spools very small about the size of silk thread spool anti-inductively. You can use wire No. 36 or 40 (I think there is some in the laboratory ______ resistance. I expect may be 2000 – 4000 ohms.

Attend to this at once, Mr. Loewanstein will probably help on this.

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Tesla Correspondence #163


New York, Sep. 23rd, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your letter of Sep. 19th, with check of $200, for shop expenses, was received this morning.

I have delivered the message to Mr. Unger; he says he is desirous that you should not inconvenience yourself in the matter.

Mr. Lowenstein has not yet arrived. Mr. Uhlman says he will take pleasure in co-operating with him in any work he may bring along.

The work of the shop to-day is on the castings, the switch, connecting rod and other brass parts of the fourth break and on the pump.

Inclosed I send a statement of the laboratory expenses up to date. The salary account this week is $133, seventeen dollars less than usual, which is due to the absence of Mr. Seibel, who has not been working the past week, being laid up with rheumatism. I would like to know whether I am to pay him or not when he returns to work.

Mr. Czito's salary for this week I have sent to his wife, as he requested me to do.

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Tesla Correspondence #164


Mr. Page to-day sent the vouchers of working the German patent No. 99,173.

The inclosed letter from the National Geographic Society was obtained to-day at the Waldorf and the other one in Servian was received here at the office.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #166


New York, Sep. 25th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your checks for the University Club, Edison Electric Illuminating Company and Non-Polarizing Dry Battery Company were received this morning.

The work in the shop is on the castings, on the brush-holders and other brass parts of the fourth independent break and on the pump.

Mr. Lowenstein has not yet returned, but a note, mailed on the train, was received from him this morning, saying that he would arrive to-morrow, Tuesday.

Last night, I happened upon the article by McGovern, which seems to have called forth the several letters from India and Australia. I forward it, thinking it may have come to your notice.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #167


New York, Sep. 26th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work in the shop is on the castings, pulley and different brass parts of the fourth break.

Mr. Lowenstein has returned to-day and work on the coherers, about which he had instructions, has also begun.

Mr. Uhlman says some further improvement has been made in the pump; the same works now very well and gives a very steady light, and duplicates of it will be made for the other breaks. I have not forgotten your recent censure for writing so often on this subject and wish to beg your pardon for touching upon it again for the last time I hope.

The mail to-day consisted of the inclosed bill and two applications for positions, one from Mr. Lee De Forest and one from Mr. Barnum C. McClusker. I have informed both applicants of your absence.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #168


New York, Sep. 27th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Mr. Uhlman reports that the work of the shop continues on the castings, pulley and brass parts of the fourth break, and that the work on the coherers is also being pushed.

I inclose two bills and beg to inquire, if the subscription for the Journal of Physiology is to be renewed.

I send also a cutting from the latest number of the London Electrician.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #169


New York, Sep. 28th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your letter giving description of clockworks, sounders and coherers to be made was received this morning. Mr. Uhlman says work on the different devices has begun at once, and they will be produced as rapidly as possible.

I inclose two bills received to-day, one of which is from Foote, Pierson & Co. For an ink writing register delivered May 11th, upon looking over the books I find that a similar instrument was received on April 19th, and that a check of $38.75 was sent for the same on April 20th. If I remember correctly, this first instrument did not suit your purposes, and was returned when another one was sent on May 11th. I have telephoned to this effect the Foote, Pierson & Co. They know that one instrument was returned to them, but say your order was for two. However, they are not sure that both have been delivered. I am quite certain that only one was received which was sent to Colorado. I have inquired of Mr. Lowenstein, and he says he knows of only one there. If this is right, there would be $3.75 to your credit, as the present bill amounts to only $3.75.

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As to-morrow and Saturday the banks will be closed on account of the Dewey celebration, and in order to comply with your wish to have the men paid on time by all means, I obtained to-day at the Chatham Bank $100, which, together with the amount on hand, will be sufficient for the pay roll next Saturday. The sum will be charged against your check when it is presented, as before. The Treasurer of the bank consented to advance the money only after considerable hesitation and said, he did not see how he could do it again, unless you send him written authority.

Mr. Lowenstein has told Mr. Uhlman and me something of your wonderful work there, and we know that, instead of a century you are a thousand years ahead of the others.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff


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Tesla Correspondence #171


New York, Sep. 29th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The shop today is occupied on the clockwork, sounders and coherers, also on the work of Mr. Loewenstein brought, and Mr. Clark continues to work on the castings of the fourth break.

The mail obtained to-day at the Waldorf contained, besides journals, press cuttings, the included letter and invitation, and also invitations for social functions from the Country Cycle Club and from the Strollers. I have informed Prof. Carus that you are still in Colorado and that his letter has been forwarded. The number of the Monist he refers to has not yet been received; I will send it as soon as it arrives. I forward an article by Prof. Carus in the last number of The Open Court, in which a reference is made to your Chicago lecture.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #174


New York, Sep. 30th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

I regret to inform you, that the holiday fever has been so strong among the men that we have been obliged to accept to-day, the last of the two Dewey days. Mr. Uhlman and I have come down and tried to advance the work as much as possible, and we are very sorry for the delay caused to the work in hand.

I inclosed a statement of the expenses and pay roll of this week. Mr. Seibel has not yet returned to work. Mr. Loewenstein says, he receives two weeks salary, as last Saturday he was on his way here. I am awaiting instructions, whether or not to pay Mr. Czito's salary to his wife; he told me he would speak to you about the matter.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #175


New York, Sep. 1rst, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your letter of Aug. 29Th, with check of $250 for laboratory expenses, has just been received this evening. I did not go to the bank last Saturday, as I feared that such a course might displease you.

Mr. Uhlman says, he will make a diagram of the pump and give fuller explenations of the same to-morrow. He says it is quite different than you have understood.

The work of the shop continues on the armature, shaft, ball bearings, teeth for the disk and minor parts of the third independent break.

The inclosed letters were obtained to-day at the Waldorf.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #176


New York, Sep. 2nd, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the pulley and shaft, the pump, cover, armature, disk and teeth and wings for the fan of the third independent break.

Mr. Uhlman sends herewith a sketch of the pump and explains as follow:

The pump which we have been working on is for the third independent break. The flow of mercury is regulated by inserting a suitable shaped plug into the pump. The mercury thus comes out in a solid stream at slow speed; the mercury leaving the pump is caught up by a suitable receptacle to insure a steady feeding of mercury into the grooves of the pulley, thus giving a steady flow from the pump.

The overflow feature without the pump is adopted in the design of oscillator. I am working on, but not in the independent break just finished. In June I sent a sketch of an oscillator with design and features of the independent break embodied.”

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The inclosed letter from Melbourne, Australia, was forwarded by the Pearson Publishing Company, whom I have thanked for their courtesy.

I inclose also a bill from Mr. Habirshaw and a statement of the expenses for the past week.

Permit me to again inquire about your health and the success of the experiments. I saw a notice in the technical journal a few days ago that Mr. Clark had been making some experiments in New York Bay. He succeeded in telegraphing three and a half miles, at a distance of 5 miles the signals were no longer intelligible.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #178


New York, Sep. 4th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop, Mr. Uhlman reports, is on the teeth and disk, insulation and winding of armature, cover, finishing of pulley and shaft, the pump and assembling of parts of the third independent break.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #179


New York, Sep. 5th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is now, Mr. Uhlman reports, on the winding of the armature, on the cover, finishing of pulley and shaft, on the teeth and pump and assembling parts of the third independent break.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #180


New York, Sep. 6th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop continues on the pulley, cover, ball bearings, disk and teeth and assembling of parts of the third independent break. The pump which has been developed, Mr. Uhlman says, works very nicely and gives a very steady light.
I inclosed a letter and two statements received to-day.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Sep. 6th, 1899


Please immediately upon receipt of this letter, tell Mr. Uhlman to prepare mica condensers as follows.

The mica should be of the best quality and say 3” x 3”, or better 4” x 4”, if the price is not much higher. The sheets should be split very thin; this is important, but I cannot just now say exactly how many thousandth. Perhaps Mr. Uhlman will find it practicable to make it not more than 3/1000, but perhaps he will find that it is too thin. At any rate, I want it as thin as possible, but still not so that there might be holes in it. The sheets should be as uniform thickness as practicable. Now, on each side thinfoil, the thinnest, should be glued with very thin French varnish, slightly warm. The space around should be 1/8”, that is, the mica should be so much larger. I want 24 condensers, each containing 6 sheets of mica. To protect the frail structure Mr. Uhlman may use two sheets of thin brass, one on each side, which will have screws (one each) for fastening the wires to the terminals of the condenser. Mr. Uhlman will devise some practical and inexpensive plan for fastening or keeping the brass plates (not more than 1/32” thick) together. I expect to write again about some other work to-morrow. Mr. Uhlman may keep the workmen busy between times on a fourth break, we shall want it.


On the lapping part say 1/4”.





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Tesla Correspondence #184


New York, Sep. 7th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the ball bearings, finishing of pulley, on the teeth, pump, winding of armature and finishing other parts of the third independent break.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #185


New York, Sep. 8th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the ball bearings, disk, armature and pump of the third break, also on a cover with teeth adjusted and a window provided so as to able one to see what takes place in the pulley when the teeth are cutting the mercury. Mr. Uhlman says he is working on a design of a break with overflow feature for 220 volts, a design for 110 volts being finished.

The two inclosed letters were received to-day; I have informed Crowell & Co. That their letter had been forwarded to you.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #186


New York, Sep. 9th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop continues on the pulley, ball bearings, armature and pump of the third independent break, and on a pulley cover with teeth and window.

Mr. Uhlman ask, if you will please lay out some further work for the shop.

I inclose a statement of the laboratory expenses for the past week. As I had not sufficient funds for the pay roll to-day, I obtained $150 at the Chathan Bank, which will be charged against your check, when it is presented, as before.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #187


New York, Oct. 2nd, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your check of $250 for the laboratory expenses was received this morning. I drew $150 in addition to the $100 obtained last Thursday, Sep. 28th.

A note was also received from Mr. Czito, requesting me to pay every week fifteen dollars to his wife. The money for the past week has been at once sent. I inclose a corrected statement.

The work of the shop is on clockworks, coherers, sounders, case for batteries and on the fourth break.

Mr. Loewenstein is not feeling better, as he has telegraphed Saturday; he says he will sail for Europe next Thursday, if at that time he receives our consent and testimonial.

The inclosed letters were received to-day. I have informed Mr. Zucca, that you are absent on a scientific expedition, and acknowledged the receipt of the other two to the writers.

The N. Y. Herald continues to boom Marconi; I inclose the cuttings of yesterday and to-day.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #188


New York, Oct. 3rd, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop to-day is on the clockworks, sounders, coherers, box for batteries and on the resistance spool.

Mr. Uhlman would like to know, if he is to go ahead and build the point coherer and resonant receiver, about which Mr. Loewenstein brought explanations. He says he thinks the construction, as now devised, will take several weeks to complete and will be rather expensive.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #189


New York, Oct. 4th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your letter of Sep.29th , regarding Mr. Loewenstein, was received this morning, and it has, of course, greatly astonished me. Mr. Loewenstein says he is too nervous to write at present, but will do so as soon as he is able and clear up the misunderstanding, and he hopes to re-establish your former opinion of him. I inclose a copy of his certificate. The underlined passages were put in by Mr. Loewenstein's special request.

The work on the different instruments is being pushed as rapidly as possible, but, Mr. Uhlman says, due to the fact that Mr. Czito and Mr. Seibel are absent, the progress is somewhat slow.

I have sent five dollars to Miss Dunn.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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TESLA LABORATORY
46 & 48 E. Houston Str.


New York, Oct. 4Th, 1899


TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

This is to certify that Mr. Fritz Loewenstein has been in the employ of Mr. Nikola Tesla, in the capacity of assistant from April until October, 1899, and that during this time he has been found to be most diligent and ambitious and posessed thorough technical training. He leaves of his own accord.

Secretary to Mr. Tesla

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Tesla Correspondence #191


New York, Oct. 5th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop continues on the clockworks, sounders, coherers, resistance spools and battery case and armature of the fourth independent break.

Mr Uhlman returned this morning the envelope with which I sent him last evening to Miss Dunn. She has changed her address and could not be found.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #192


New York, Oct. 6th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your check for the Edison Company and Journal of Physiology, and $100 for shop expenses, were received this morning.

The work of the shop continues on the clockworks, coherers, sounders, battery case, resistance spools and the fourth break.

The inclosed mail was obtained to-day at the Waldorf.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #193


New York, Oct. 7th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Mr. Uhlman reports that one set of apparatus is finished, all except a little adjustment and that it will be expressed Monday morning. The work on the other instruments is being pushed as rapidly as possible; Mr. Clark continues to work on the fourth break.

I inclose a statement of the expenses of the past week, as well as a bill received to-day and several clippings.

Mr. Seibel has not yet returned to work; he has sent work that he is ill with muscular rheumatism and is not expected to be able to work in less than 2 weeks.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #194


New York, Oct. 9th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your telegram inquiring about the resistances, battery box and clockwork was received this afternoon.

One of the clockworks was expressed to-day, together with two coherers, one of aluminum and one of brass, like the previous ones, and a pin for the adjusting the set screws of the rocker arm. Mr. Uhlman says he was obliged to follow this construction, because the contact of the spring on the end of the coherer was not sufficient to stop the clockwork, even under pressure, and platinum contacts had to be inserted in the ends of the coheres, as the blunt contact soon became covered and not cunducting. The magnets of the sounder are wound with No. 34 wire as directed.

The resistances are being wound and will be sent off to-morrow; the battery box, Mr. Uhlman thinks, will be ready Wednesday. Mr. Merckling will bring the box to-morrow.

Mr. Uhlman says he will await further instructions in regard to the point receiver. He has made a design with adjustable points and adjustable vacuum, but no work has been done on it in the shop.

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Tesla Correspondence #195


Permit me to inquire again about your health. I hope the report in this morning's Herald is not true, though I fear very much that it is only to well founded.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff


Tesla Correspondence #196


New York, Oct. 10th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the battery box, resistance spools, second clockwork and sounder and on the fourth break. The resistance spools are ready and will be shipped to-morrow together with the battery box. Mr. Uhlman says the second clockwork will follow as soon as possible.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #197


New York, Oct. 11th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The battery box and resistance spools have been expressed to-day. The resistance of each of the spools, Mr. Uhlman says, is between 3750 and 4000 ohms, and they are wound anti-inductively, as directed, with No. 40 wire. Mr. Uhlman regrets the delay in getting out the battery box, which was caused by the absence of two of the men.

The inclosed plug belongs to the box, it was overlooked in shipping.

The registered letter, for which the card was received this morning, will be forwarded to Colorado Springs by the Post Office authorities, as the writer has directed that it is to be delivered only to you personally. The writer, A Dr. Cruzan, has previously addressed to you three letters, which are here in the office and in answer to which I have written him that they would be laid before you on your return from a scientific expedition. As these letters are to a great extent unintelligible, I have made no special mention of them.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #198


New York, Oct. 12th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop continues on the second clockwork and sounder. One aluminum and one brass coherer for this apparatus are finished. The work on the fourth independent break is also progressing.

I inclose a few cuttings from the latest number of the London Electrician. I suppose the day is now not far distant when the great results referred to therein will sink entirely into insignificance.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff



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Tesla Correspondence #201


New York, Oct. 13th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop continues on the second clockwork and on the fourth break. Mr. Uhlman thinks the clockwork will be finished next Tuesday or Wednesday.

The mail obtained to-day at the Waldorf contained, besides journals, press cuttings and the inclosed letter, several appeals for charitable societies,
in reply to which I have sent information of your absence from the City.

A copy of the issue of the Monist, mentioned in Prof. Carus' recent letter, was also found at the hotel and has been forwarded under separate cover.

Another letter was received from a firm in Bombai, India, desiring to become agents for your new light. I have answered that the proposition would be laid before you for consideration on your return.

I inclose also a blank for the annual report of the Nikola Tesla Company, received to-day from the State Comptrollers Office, together with a copy of the answers as given last year. I beg to ask if I can do anything in regard to this matter, also if there will be any change in the answers to question 20 and 21.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #202


New York, Oct. 14th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your check for $200 for shop expenses was received this morning.

The work on the clockwork, as well as on the fourth break, is being pushed as fast as possible.

Mr. Page to-day sent your Hungarian patent No. 15,607 on circuit controllers, which I have locked in the safe.

I inclose a statement of expenses of the current week.

Mr. Seibel has not yet returned to work.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #205


I am sorry to say the clockwork did not pan out right, besides, it is too big for a box I designed here. Mr. Uhlman should try to make the stop in the manner indicated by me, and all as small as possible. There is a finer clockwork to be had. He can make the lever bear upon a disk of larger diameter, or stop the clockwork by the magnet in the manner of an escapement. This ought not to be difficult.

As to the point receiver, the chief is to have the points meeting in a very narrow tube and have the exhaustion 75 millimetres pressure, or perhaps 100 mm. The tube should be as in the sketch, platinum wires sealed in glass all together, only very fine, sharpened point (polished) exposed. The points as closer together as possible, perhaps it would be best to make them actually touch; being very fine, I can burn the points off with the current so as to leave microscopical space between. To get the pressure right, the glass blower should connect a tube to a gauge and seal off, when the right pressure is attained.

I would like two tubes made like this.: a tube with two compartments, at a a minute hole drilled through by a jeweller, a plate of aluminum and wire in each compartment. The tube about 1/4” to 3/8” in diameter, 1/2” long. Pressure 75 to 100 mm.

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Tesla Correspondence #208


I have just received clockwork, but cannot tell how it will do. It was an important point to break the current just on the place where I indicated it in my letter. Tell Mr. Uhlman better not to push the other clockwork until further direction.

Will you tell him to prepare about 6 small lamps 3 volts as follow: A platinum wire, very finely pointed and covered with glass to nearly the point, will be melted on the side of the lamp so as to barely touch the filament. The lamp with wire is illustrated in the rough sketch.

The glass stem need not to be very thick. I would want, say three lamps, in which the wire touches certainly the filament, and for the other three, if it does not exactly touch, never mind, but it should be as close as possible. But the best way would be probably to make them all so that the wire just touches gently, then I can burn off the fine point by passing a current from the wire to the carbon. Tell Mr. Uhlman not to do it himself, as I want it done just in a certain way.

I furthermore want a small Porter motor, the larger size and better make (there are two kinds), improved so arranged as to drive a small interrupter wheel fastened on its shaft. A small brush of thin platinum sheet should bear upon the wheel, and Mr. Uhlman ought to try to get as many breaks per second as he dare. The current will not be very large. The best way is, perhaps, to place on the shaft (insulated from the same) a wheel with teeth milled so that the brush will break the current by jumping from tooth to tooth, but I want the time of interruption long and contact very short and still a great number of breaks.

P.S. The motor should be mounted on a fibre base and there should be four terminals: 2 on motor and 2 on break, (wheel and brush). I now remember that for some experiments I want two brushes insulated from each other, to bear on wheel breaking the current at the same time exactly.

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Tesla Correspondence #210


New York, Oct. 16th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your note of Oct. 13Th, together with two checks for Mr. Unger, and also the checks for The Lambs and for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, has been received this morning.

The book “Transmission de l’énergie électrique sans fil” has been ordered through the D. Van Nostrand Company; they did not have it in stock.

Mr. Loewenstein sailed for Europe the day following the receipt of your letter regarding him. He said that, after his health had improved, he would be married and would probably return to this country next spring, and he intimated that very likely some dispatches which has passed between him and his fiancée, who was about to come over here, had given rise to a misunderstanding. He told me he would write himself and explain the whole matter to you as soon as he was able.

The second clockwork is expected to be ready for shipment Wednesday morning and in the absence of other orders, the work on the fourth independent break will the be taken up and completed as rapidly as possible.

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Morgan 0022
New York, Aug?., 13th, 1901
46 & 48 East Houston Str.

J.P. Morgan, Esq.,
23 Wall Street,
New York City

Dear Mr. Morgan:-
1. I respectfully apologize for disturbing you at a
time, when your mind must be filled with thoughts of a more seri-
ous nature than usual.
2. My efforts are now centered upon that element of the
plant I am constructing, on which the effects, at distance chiefly
depend.
3. The transmission of energy by my system is exception-
al in this respect, that a small increase in the sum invested in
the apparatus results in a very great increase in the performance
of the same.
4. On the basis of many estimates which I have ______
___, you _____ it as not being far from true that, if the sum

(I can only make out a few words here n there until)

7. What I contemplate and what I can certainly accom-
plish, Mr. Morgan, is not a simple transmission of messages without
wires to great distances but ___ ____ transformation of the en-
tire globe into a sentient being, as it were, which can ___ in all
it's parts and through which thought may be _____ as through
a brain.
8. Consider that from a single plant I can operate,
at the the same time,- not a hundred, or a thousand, or even a million,
but thousands of trillions-a practically infinite number- of
instruments, each costing no more than a few dollars, situated at
all parts of the globe.
__________________________________________________ _____
Morgan 0023
9. Only two power plants, one located, say, on the old
continent, and the other in America, can transmit more messages
than millions of the present cables working continuously at full
capacity, and this would be true even if their working capacity
were increased a thousandfold.
10. You only need to realize this great truth to at once
recognize, that as a means of conveying general knowledge the
cables are absolutely and hopelessly doomed. They may be employed
for special purposes, but not for the distribution of general news.
11. Here is a result, Mr. Morgan, of overwhelming humani-
tarion as well as financial importance, worthy of your energies,
and one that would give you a new hold on the world, which has been
already benafacted so much by your genius and activity.
12. Believe me, that however keen my satisfaction would
be in completing this great work, an equal pleasure I would find
in telling to the whole world that it is yours more that my own.

With expressions of admiration and gratitude believe me

Ever yours most faithfully,
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Tesla Correspondence #211


Mr. Uhlman says the men are working just as hard as if you were here personally, and that he will do all he can to keep up the enthusiasm and try his best to fill your orders, and I have not forgotten your parting words when you left for the West.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #213


I am returning some stuff to the laboratory, among the things is the small oscillator and there was a _________ condenser, the same being built for too small a capacity.

Mr Uhlman should at once make a mica condenser for a machine, calculating the mica of such size as to make the condenser cheapest, he can do so without _________ for the machine, as he knows the sizes. With such a condenser and a bigger secondary, it will be a first class machine ________ __________ he can improve it in every other way he sees possible so that when I return shortly, it will be in working order.

I hope he has _______ the design of modified oscillator with break (independent) and regulating ____ also independently the machine. I wrote about this some time ago.

Colorado Springs, Oct. 17Th 1899.

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Tesla Correspondence #214


New York, Oct. 17th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your letter and note of Oct. 14th were received this morning.

The work on the Porter motor has been at once taken in hand, and Mr. Wagner has been sent for to do the work on the lamps, he will come to-morrow afternoon.

Mr. Uhlman says the second clockwork is completed and almost assembled, but he will defer its shipment until further instructions are received in case there are any changes to be made. He says he has endeavored to construct the make and break device more simply than in the first clockwork.

All the papers on the resistance of metals at low temperature, by Prof. Dewar, that could be found, have been mailed under separate cover.

The inclosed letter from Mr. Lagelouze was received to-day. I have informed him that the same would be forwarded to you in Colorado.

A notice was received from the Royal Institution that the annual dues of L. 5. 5. 0. are payable, and I have sent the amount by postal money order.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #215


New York, Oct. 18th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your letter of Oct. 14Th, in regard to the clockwork, tubes with two compartments and point receiver was received this morning.

Mr. Uhlman says he will try hard to carry out your suggestions and get out a clockwork as soon as possible. Mr. Wagner is now here working on the small lamps. The work on the Porter motor break is progressing as quickly as possible.

The photographs have also arrived, and I am going to deliver them this evening on my way up-town. Mr Uhlman and I have marvelled at them and think that the magnitude of those discharges is only surpassed by the magnitude of the work being achieved, and we have regretted that we cannot be actual witnesses to these wonders.

The card for a registered letter, inclosed in your note received yesterday was presented at the Post Office, and I was told that this is only a second notice for the letter of Dr. Cruzan and that the same had been forwarded to you on Oct. 11th.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #216


New York, Oct. 19th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop continues on the Porter motor break and on the fourth independent break.

A little delay is caused in the glass blowing work by Mr. Wagner being unable to absent himself from his present place to-day, he will finish the job Saturday.

Mr. Uhlman says the second clockwork has some improvements over the first one and seems to work so perfectly in accordance with your wishes, that he thinks it is advisable to send it; a box is being made for it and it will be expressed in the morning. Mr. Uhlman also inquires, if he should find a smaller clockwork and build an apparatus which will take up as little space as possible and so as to go into the space allotted for it. He says he will spare no efforts in trying to construct an apparatus to conform with your wishes.

The photographs for Mr. J. J. A. I delivered at his residence last night. Mrs L. No longer resides in 38th street, but in stopping at the Waldorf, and the photograph was delivered there.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #217


New York, Oct. 20th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The second clockwork, together with two coherers, has been expressed this morning. Mr. Uhlman hopes it will prove more satisfactory than the first one and is awaiting instructions in regard to building a smaller apparatus.

The work in the shop continues on the small break and on the fourth independent break.

The inclosed letters were received to-day. I have acknowledged to Prof. Herdman the receipt of his letter and informed him that it would be forwarded to you in Colorado.

The other letter signed Paul Bolan, although written on Oct. 12Th, was only obtained to-day at the Waldorf. I have made inquiry at the Barge Office in regard to Mr. Bolan, and was told that he has been admitted.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #218


New York, Oct. 21rst, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your letter of Oct. 17Th, inclosing check of $150, for shop expenses, was received this morning.

Mr. Uhlman says he will start at once to build the mica condenser as directed, and try to better the oscillator in any way possible, when it arrives.

He hopes to have all the glassblowing finished to-day. The delay is due to the fact that Mr. Wagner could not be had. He is working on the small lamps now and, if they are finished in time, they will be sent to-night yet. Several of these lamps, Mr. Uhlman says, are not what they ought to be, as Mr. Wagner has found the task of making them very difficult; the best six that he has made will be sent.

The small break will also be ready on Monday.

I inclose two bills, a statement of the expenses for the past week and several press cuttings.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #219


New York, Oct. 23rd, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

I regret to say that the glass tubes are still not ready for shipment, because Mr. Wagner could not absent himself from his place to-day. The small lamps could not be finished Saturday evening, as Mr. Uhlman found, when the lamps were ready to be exhausted, that the pump valve would not open after being so long inoperative. He has tried all day, and is still trying, to make the pump work, but so far without success, and if it is necessary, the tubes will be sent to Greiner in the morning to be exhausted.

The small break will be shipped to-morrow.

The inclosed letter was received to-day.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #220

10/24/1899

Please forward checkbook

Rec. Oct. 27. 99

$200.00

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Tesla Correspondence #221


New York, Oct. 24th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The small Porter motor break has been expressed this afternoon; six small lamps and two tubes were sent by mail earlier in the day after being exhausted by Mr. Greiner. The other tubes with two compartments are not yet finished, as Mr. Wagner's spare time is very limited and as he finds it very difficult to make them.

Mr. Uhlman says the work on the fourth independent break and on the mica condenser is progressing rapidly.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #222


New York, Oct. 25th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is now on the fourth independent break and on the mica condenser. Mr. Uhlman says, he is looking over the design of the oscillator with independent break feature and with independent regulating coils.

I inclose the bills of the Edison Illuminating co., which were received to-day.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #223


New York, Oct. 26th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the mica condenser and on the commutator, disk, armature and winding of the magnets of the fourth independent break. Mr. Uhlman says the break is nearing completion.

We have not yet been able to get Mr. Wagner to make the other two tubes.

I inclose bill for mica for the condenser.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #224


New York, Oct. 27th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your check of $200 for the laboratory expenses and order for a checkbook were received this morning. The latter herewith forwarded.

Mr. Wagner has been entirely unsuccessful with the tubes with glass diaphragm and aluminum disks, owing to the fact that the aluminum leading-in wires would always burn up in uniting them with the glass. Mr. Uhlman is now having platinum wires attached to the aluminum disks, and Mr. Wagner will try again to make the tubes in the hope that this time he will succeed.

The work on the mica condenser is so far progressed as to await the arrival of the oscillator.

Mr. Adams personally called up on the telephone to-day and inquires if you have returned, saying that he wished to have some of the stock of the N. T. Company transferred. He said he would wait until you come back and sends his best wishes for your health and success.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #225


New York, Oct. 28th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The tubes with glass diaphragm are being sent by mail together with this letter. Mr Uhlman says, he is not satisfied with them, but they seem to be the best that Mr. Wagner can turn out, although he has tried very hard. Mr Uhlman inquires, if you wish him to persevere and try to make better tubes.

The work of the shop continues on the fourth independent break. Mr. Uhlman says he cannot go any further with the mica condenser until the oscillator arrives.

I inclose a statement of the expenses for the current week.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #227


New York, Oct. 30th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on the commutator, disk, armature and brass parts of the fourth independent break.

I inclose two letters which were received to-day. I did not know what to answer Dr. Klemp and beg for instructions.

I send also another bill for mica; the first lot obtained proved to be insufficient for the condenser.

Mr. Uhlman and I have much regretted the long delay in forwarding the glass tubes, as well as the unsatisfactory character of the same, all the more so as Saturday evening, after finishing up, Mr. Wagner asked for the sum of twenty dollars for his labor, which price we thought exhorbitant. Some of the work was done at his home and he said that he had worked altogether 48 hours, but Mr. Uhlman thinks that this is due rather to his lack of skill than any extraordinary difficulty in making the tubes.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #228


New York, Oct. 31rst, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

I received this morning your note regarding some photographs sent by express. I shall carefully follow your directions and deliver the photographs as soon as they arrive.

I forward herewith two letters received to-day. The writer of one of them, Mr. L. Cambiaso, refers to a previous inquiry about your Electrical Oscillator, made by him indirectly, which I also inclose, and in answer to which I had written as he indicates.

The writer of the other letter has likewise addressed you previously, similarly as at present. I have informed him that you have still not returned.

I inclose also a little sketch, sent by the “Electrician” for approval.

The work of the shop is on the commutator, armature, ball bearings and assembling and finishing of parts of the fourth break.

I have forgotten to mention that Mr. Uhlman has succeeded in making the mercury pump work again. The last tubes sent were exhausted by it.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #229


New York, Nov 1rst, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The four sets of photographs were received to-day and I am going to deliver them this evening on my way uptown.

The work of the shop continues on the commutator, armature, ball bearing and finishing parts of the fourth independent break.

The inclose notice was received to-day.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #230


New York, Nov. 2nd, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

I delivered last night all the photographs except those to Mrs. Dodge, who has changed her residence, and I was unable to find out her present address. After making a number of inquiries to-day, I have just ascertained that she now resides at 21 Gramercy Park. I will bring the photographs there this evening.

The work is on the armature, commutator and ball bearings and assembling of finished parts of the fourth break. Mr. Uhlman says he has worked out several designs of an oscillator embodying the features of the independent break.

Two more requests for contributions from charitable societies were received to-day, in reply to which I have sent information of your absence.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff
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J.P. Morgan & Co.
New York Nov. 11? 1901

Nikola Tesla, Esq.
46 East Houston St.
N.Y. City
Dear Sir,
Mr. J.P. Morgan has
received your letter of
____ with the
assignment of patents
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Yours truly
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J.P. Morgan, Esq.
23 Wall Street
New York City
Dear Mr. Morgan:-
Under incolsure please find assignment of patents which
were granted to me recently and which fall under the terms of our
agreement. They cover certain new departures in the transmission
of electrical energy through natural or artificial channels, and
it's utilization for various purposes. I am securing the rights in
Some of the foreign countries.
Pardon me for trespassing on your valuable time in order
to give you, on this occasion, in the fewest words a clear idea of
the bearing of my patents relative to energy transmission so far
assigned.
Any problem of this kind will present itself to you in
three aspects-first, the production of energy, second, it's
transmission, and third, its utilization at the distant point
As to the first, my patents cover novel methods and ap-
paratus for the production of electrical effects of virtually un-
limited power, not obtainable in any other ways here to fore known.
In regard to the second my inventions cover the only
practical and economical method of transmission by conduction
through the earth with "tuned" circuits. They also cover new
methods of transmitting great amounts of energy for industrial
purposes without wire. The practical significance of my system re-
sides partially in the fact, that the effect transmitted diminishes
only in a simple ratio with distance, whereas in all other
systems it is reduced to the proportion to the square. To illustrate,
if the distance be increased one hundred fold, I get 1/100 of the
effect, while under the same conditions others can obtain, at the
very best, only 1/10,000 of the effect. This feature alone bars
all competition.
In regard to the third, there are only two ways possible
of economically utilizing the energy transmitted for the production
of qualitative effects: either storing it in dynamic form as, for
instance, the energy of well-timed thrusts is stored in a pendulum
or by accumulating it in potential form as, for example, compressed
air is stored in a reservoir.
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Tesla Correspondence #231-232-233-235-236-237-238-239-240

Tesla Correspondence #231


New York, Nov. 3rd, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work in the shop continues on the commutator, ball bearings, armature and on the minor parts of the fourth break. Mr. Uhlman hopes to have the break finished shortly and says, that the arrival of the oscillator would keep all hands busy.

I inclosed all the mail obtained to-day at the Waldorf, except the press clippings.

Mr. Johnson inquired to-day about your health by telephone.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #232


New York, Nov. 6th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work of the shop is on ball bearings, insulation of the armature, the base and on the pump for the fourth break, as well as on minor parts of the same. Mr. Uhlman says he is pushing the work so as to have the break ready when the oscillator arrives.

The mail to-day contained the inclosed letters and also two others from Sweden. One of the latter is a proposition to become agent or manufacturer of your new light for Sweden, Norway and Denmark; the writer of the other one wishes to dispose of some water-falls. I have replied to both of these letters that they would be laid before you on your return from a scientific expedition.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #233


New York, Nov. 4th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

Your check for the Edison Electric Illuminating Company, Munsell & Co. And for shop account -$200- were received this morning.

The work to-day is on the armature, commutator, finishing of pulley and assembling and finishing of minor parts of the fourth break.

I inclose statement of the expenses for the past week.

Mr. Seibel has not yet returned to work, nor sent any news regarding himself.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #235


New York, Nov. 7th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The inclosed note was received this morning from Mr. Loewenstein, together with fifty dollars in bank notes. The receipt of the same at first puzzled me, but afterward I remembered that Mr. Loewenstein mentionned that you had advanced him some money, and I suppose this sum is sent in payment of his debt.

The work in the shop to-day is on the winding of the armature, on the ball bearings, pump and minor parts of the fourth independent break.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #236


New York, Nov. 8th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work to-day is on the pump, winding of the armature and on assembling of the finished parts of the fourth break. As the break is now nearing completion, Mr. Uhlman requests orders for further work.

I beg to call attention to the matter of the corporation tax, the report for which is returnable on November 15th, if I remember correctly.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #237


New York, Nov. 9th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The work to-day is on finishing the fourth break and on making such tools as are constantly needed in the shop.

As many parts of the independent break and the oscillator embodying the features of this break are identical, Mr. Uhlman begs to inquire if you might not think it advisable for him to go ahead and build the oscillator, or, at least, finish such parts as are alike, that is, the pulley, magnets, magnet seat, armature and commutator, for all of which castings are still on hand. He says, there would be two additional castings required for this oscillator, namely the condenser case and stationary shaft castings, which will not be much changed from the original ones, and he asks if he should have patterns made for these.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #238


New York, Nov. 10th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of Nov. 7Th, together with checks for Munsell & Co., The Players, Am. Museum of natural History and $225 for shop account, of which $50 has been paid to Mrs. Czito, as directed.

The fourth break is now practically finished, only a little work remaining to be done on the pump, which will be completed by to-morrow evening. Mr. Uhlman says the machine runs very smoothly and quietly.

Mr. Uhlman has put the men to work on such parts of the break which are the same as those required for the oscillator, so that the shop is kept busy until other orders are received.

The book on energy transmission has had to be ordered from Europe. Mr. Speirs told me to-day that he expects the same to arrive in a few days, I will forward it as soon as it is received.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #239


New York, Nov. 11th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

the work of the shop is on the pump for the fourth independent break and on the castings and brush-holders of the oscillator.

Mr. Lewis, whose recent letter in regard to a souvenir for Mr. Insull I forwarded, telephoned this morning and asked me to write that this work is now nearly completed and will be presented to Mr. Insull probably next week. A few lines from you and your photograph, he said, would be valued very highly, and asks, in case you intend to make such contribution, if you would be kind enough to send it soon.

It appears, from the inclosed articles from the Electrical Review, as well as from reports in general in the daily press here, that Marconi's success was not as glorious as the New York Herald would have believe.

I inclose a statement of the expenses for the past week.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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Tesla Correspondence #240


New York, Nov. 13th, 1899
46 & 48 E. Houston Street.


Nikola Tesla, Esq.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.


Dear Mr Tesla:

The fourth break is now entirely finished; it runs smoothly, like the others, Mr. Uhlman says, and its speed is 1900 revolutions per minute.

The work is on the castings, brush-holders and other brass parts of the oscillator. The shop is fully occupied by this work.

A letter to be returned to Mr. Loewenstein was received this morning from Colorado Springs, and has been forwarded to him.

Respectfully,

Geo. Scherff

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In the patents assigned last spring I have embodied the
first, and in some of those now assigned the latter principle. My
rights on both are fundamental.
Referring particularly to telegraphy and telephony, I
have still in the Patent Office two applications, one of which is
allowed, while the other is about to be allowed. I have kept them
back for a number of reasons. In one of them I describe and claim
discoveries relating partially to the transmission of signals
through the earth to any distance, no matter how great, and in the
other a new principle which secures absolute privacy of messages
and also enables the simultaneous transmission of any desired
number of messages, up to many thousands, through the same channel
be it the earth or a wire or cable. On this latter principle I
have applied for patents in the chief foreign countries. I con-
sider these inventions of extreme commercial importance.
Hoping that I shall soon be able to satisfy you that
your generosity and confidence in me have not been missplaced,
I remain,

Yours very respectfully
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