[D8120ZBH], Letter from Samuel Insull to Louis Glass, October 26th, 1881


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[D8120ZBH], Letter from Samuel Insull to Louis Glass, October 26th, 1881

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Reply to doc. D8120ZAW. Apologizes for delay in replying; pleads 18-hour 7-day a week work schedule. Tells him that there are about 20 applicants for San Francisco lighting franchise; but Insull thinks that he can get the franchise for him. Encloses circulars for information of potential investors and circular asking for info re lighting consumption of area. Also encloses licensing agreement for NY as sample. But says that will not "enter into any serious negotiations until we have the first station started here in New York." In NY mains laying taking place at rate of 700-1000 feet a night. Pearl St. station to use 2200 hp Babcock and Wilcox boilers. Have signed contracts covering 90% of buildings in the 3/4 sq. mile area. Boasts that gas companies are getting scared. Claims that technical details are "absolutely completed" and could be on-line right now except for lead times in getting the necessary machinery. Consider for inclusion. (DH)





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