[D0102AAC], Letter from William S Logue to William Edgar Gilmore, September 16th, 1901


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[D0102AAC], Letter from William S Logue to William Edgar Gilmore, September 16th, 1901




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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University


Chicago, Ill. Sept. 16, 1901
Mr. W.E. Gilmore
V.P. & G.M. Edison Mfg Co.,
Orange, N.J.
Dear Sir:-
As requested I went to Washington, on Thursday night, and found that Mr. Dalton, was absent from the city, and that his return was in doubt, but certainly not before the early part of this week.
I also learned that Mr. Davis, was out on the road nearly all of the time, and his return was also doubtful; he was not in the office on Friday. I called on Gen'l Supt. of Transportation, Mr. Peddle, he remembered that you and I called upon him with Mr. Darlton sometime ago; after a pleasant talk, about some old mutual friends, I asked him if his company anticipated installing any signals on their line; he replied "yes and no" "We are of course talking about installing signals on the same portion of the road that was talked of when you were here" I then asked him about how soon he thought the specifications would be ready, he replied "it is hard to tell, maybe not for a couple of years." This of course did not satisfy me. I told Mr. Peddle that we would like to furnish the battery. Before I had finished, he broke in and said, "There is plenty of time to talk about that."
I told him that on all of the signals installed in the last six months, the Edison Battery, had been used on the New York Central. The West Shore, The Michigan Central, The D.L. & W., The B & O, The P & L. F and other roads. I omitted intentional the Jersey Central on account of Davas. He replied, "Mr. Logue, your company shall have the opportunity of bidding on the battery." I then said "Mr. Peddle, I should like to call again, before the bids on the battery are wanted, how soon shall I call?" he replied, "in three or four months" I then said, "I am going to Chicago, today, and will be back in six months or two months, and if it will be convenient to you, I will call and see you." The interview ended here.
I at once went to the B & O. Depot, to see if I could locate Mr. Goblin, I thought it would be a good idea to get him to call on Gen'l Mnger. Gannon or Mr. Peddle. I learned that he had left Baltimore, n Friday morning, for New York.
I will write both Mr. Dalton, and Mr. Seldon, today or tomorrow, sending you a copy of my letters to both gentlemen; also advising when I hear from them.
Yours very truly,
W.S. Logue
Western Sales Agent
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