[D8129ZBY], Letter from Southwark Foundry and Machine Co, Charles T Porter to Thomas Alva Edison, October 17th, 1881

Item

Abstract

Docket p. 2 reads: "English Light." "I am in distress about the engine sent to London. My arrangement with Mr. Johnson in Major Eaton's presence, and to which he also agreed, was expressly that I was to be notified when it was ready to be tried, and should see personally to its being all right. How could you send it off so? "Nothing will now do but for another engine to be tested by [----] sent in place of it. They are duplicates, the clutches are interchangeable (or one will meet that matter any way) and this is absolutely necessary. I have also several things to change, especially the lubricators. Your own interest and mine are identical in this matter. I have no confidence in the governor action. Must send an engine that I myself find perfect. "The one we were trying on Friday & Saturday will not do as it has an exceptionally long shaft. Others(?) all alike. There is plenty of time. When can I see you?" Poss select: relns with engine builders, some insight into business relns for Europe. dh 11sep02

Date

1881-10-17

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8129ZBY

Folder Set

D8129

Title

[D8129ZBY], Letter from Southwark Foundry and Machine Co, Charles T Porter to Thomas Alva Edison, October 17th, 1881

Microfilm ID

58:296

Publisher

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