[D8249L], Letter from Thomas B A David to Thomas Alva Edison, May 5th, 1882

Item

Abstract

W. Riley, inventor of single rail elevated rwy, who visited your ERwy, wants infor from you. Wants to know how many HP required to generate electricity to run your engine and draw 6 cars @ 4 tons each; probable cost, etc. Pls reply, he is "quite taken" with idea of using your engine. TAE marg: "We have one Loco here that can pull 4 cars 30 people each 20 miles per hour requires about 15 h p. Nearly finish single car with motor underneath 30 passengers 12 miles hour. 4 HP. Latter is best thing. Single car train plenty of them better than few trains many carry. Our 3 mile road running splendidly now."

Date

1882-05-05

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8249L

Folder Set

D8249

Title

[D8249L], Letter from Thomas B A David to Thomas Alva Edison, May 5th, 1882

Microfilm ID

63:596

Publisher

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

Item sets