[D7820ZDM], Letter from Calvin Goddard to Thomas Alva Edison, December 31st, 1878

Item

Abstract

I have this morning had an interview with Dr Soulage and learn from him that all the large machines are reversing machines, but that each large machine is accompanied by a smaller one (two & 1/2 horse power) of continuous current. Dr Soulage does not seem to recognize Mr Latham's authority to make any arrangements such as that proposed & says he could not carry out his wishes in the matter without first obtaining the consent of his company in Paris. He does not think they would be willing to loan a machine as propsoed by Mr Latham, but thinks they would consent to allow him to sell us one of the small continuous current machines now here, separate from the large reversing machine which it accompanies. If we desire he will telegraph to Paris for authority. The cost of the small machine will be 2000 francs with I presume the duties added.

Date

1878-12-31

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

D7820ZDM

Folder Set

D7820

Title

[D7820ZDM], Letter from Calvin Goddard to Thomas Alva Edison, December 31st, 1878

Microfilm ID

18:128

Publisher

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