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" ... liquid solution, there was always a danger of freezing in the cold weather. So I set to work to negative this difficulty and succeeded, as I thought, by putting an incandescent lamp in each meter with a thermostat strip, which would make a contact... "
The Story of Thomas A. Edison - Page 108
by Inez Nellie Canfield McFee - 1922 - 182 pages
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Science and Industry, Volume 6

Mechanical engineering - 1901
...There came along a cold snap of weather, and the first thing I knew the telephone began to ring about every five minutes, and people would say: " 'Our meter's red hot; is that all right?' ' ' Then another one would call up and say: " ' Our meter's on fire inside and we poured water on it. Did that...
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Thomas Alva Edison: Sixty Years of an Inventor's Life

Francis Arthur Jones - Incandescent lamps - 1907 - 375 pages
...with a thermostat strip, which would make a contact through the lamp when the temperature fell to 40 degrees. That idea, simple as it was, caused us a...Our meter's red hot. Is that all right ? ' " Then some one else would call up and say " ' Our meter's on fire inside, and we poured water on it....
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Stories of Achievement, Volume 5

Asa Don Dickinson - Biography - 1916
...with a thermostat strip, which would make a contact through the lamp when the temperature fell to 40 degrees. That idea, simple as it was, caused us a...say: "Our meter's red hot. Is that all right?" Then some one else would call up and say: Thomas A. Edison 207 "Our meter's on fire inside, and we poured...
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The Morals of Measurement: Accuracy, Irony, and Trust in Late Victorian ...

Graeme Gooday - History - 2004 - 285 pages
...weather a customer would ring the company telephone to say 'Our meter's red hot. Is that all right?' or 'Our meter's on fire inside, and we poured water on it. Did that hurt it?' See Edison's testimony to the American Electrical Review, of i1 January 1909, reproduced in Jones,...
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