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Letter from Thomas Edison to Joseph B. Murdock of the Newport Torpedo Factory, offering his services in building a dynamo to power the Torpedo Station.

"Orange NJ Aug 23 87

J.B. Murdock

Dear Sir -

I am ready anytime to join you in devising the special dynamo + Navy Dynamo, and after we have thrashed them out will build both at my expense + loan them to you for experiment. My new Laboratory will be done + ready to build them by Nov 10th but in the meantime we should work the thing out = you might before you come on send me specifications of the ideal dynamo what it must do space allowable-weight allowable, etc, Make it difficult as I want to freeze out my competitors -