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editorial on Hyatt's invention of celluloid
Jan 21. The [[red underline]] three extra stenographers [[/red underline]] are thru with copying testimony. [[insertion]] (Nikolas) [[/insertion]] This will relieve congestion of my office work.  Afternoon. [[red underline]] Frank Low [[/red underline]] of [[red underline]] Cutler Hammer here [[/red underline]].  He tells me he stands before a wall with the [[red underline]] matrix [[/red underline]] problem.  He has an excellent matrix which does all what it claims to do but it is so much more brittle than [[/strikethrough]] [[?]] [[/strikethrough]] the regular matrixes that the [[red underline]] labor union men find no trouble in "queering" it [[/red underline]] by damaging it wherever they handle it somewhat roughly. Advised him to try japanese paper 
tomorrow I shall make him [[Dryether?]]  solution* instead of the Liquid A which he has now.  I believe
[[vertical note in left margin]] *Metallic sodium in small quantities dissolved in the phenol before reacting with formalin [[/vertical note in left margin]]
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there is [[red underline]] too much NaoH [[/red underline]] in it. He remained for supper.  We drove him then to van Cortlandt.
Cold & windy.
Jan 22.  Foersterling calls me up to tell me that Rossi's father died. [[red underline]] George [[/red underline]] has passed his exam in [[red underline]] biology [[/red underline]] and is working hard at equipment little Buick car (the "donkey") for a trip to McKenzie's new school in Munroe County 
Buchanan helping him  [[?-Sent]] to [[red underline]] Frank Low  2 liters of [[Dryether?]] solution. [[/red underline]].    
Jan 23. Yesterday got [[red underline]] partial bills of [[/red underline]] Townsend and Neave amounting each to about $3500 [[insertion]] for Nikolas trial [[/insertion]] Today got other bill for about $1100 for typewriting alone! [[red underline]] Nikolas suit costing some money! Gifford [[/red underline]] and  [[red underline]] Chesney [[/red underline]] of General Electric Co. Pittsfield here for lunch. Chesney wants 
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