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#179 - Thomas Edison

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Edison buys almost 200 acres on Dunderberg Mountain to establish an iron mine
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ALS signed “T. A. Edison,” one page, 5.5 x 6.5, The Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison letterhead, May 9, no year. Letter to Major Eaton. In full: “I am going to buy from Thos Nelson a piece of land 197 acres of Land on the Dunderberg Mountains near Peekskill—for three thousand dollar’s. Mr S O Edison will explain the matter to you—When the deed is all right & all safeguards are taken you can telephone me for the money.” Several dockets and notations in another hand are on the reverse. Intersecting folds, one in between initials, a diagonal crease to upper portion, staple holes to top left, and some scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. In 1888, Edison had created a method for using electromagnets to separate and refine iron ore. Unfortunately, the iron ore produced was lower in quality than expected, the machinery broke down often, and the fine, crushed iron was difficult to work with. An exceptionally desirable early Edison letter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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