[D8322ZEM], Letter from Gardiner C Sims to Thomas Alva Edison, December 18th, 1883

Item

Abstract

changed pattern of 14 1/2 x 13 starting valve "so that flange for 5" steam pipes can be used". Several orders (identified) shipped to Ohio towns and Mach. Works. You have 46 engines ordered. Requests shipping directions and dates "so that there will be no delay when you want them". "We now have 100 men and are obliged to work overtime". Boilers finished then filled with water to find leaks, steam pressure reveals small leaks, "in many cases they 'take up' and disappear"but caulked as necessary. Offers to answer any questions re above.

Date

1883-12-18

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8322ZEM

Folder Set

D8322

Title

[D8322ZEM], Letter from Gardiner C Sims to Thomas Alva Edison, December 18th, 1883

Microfilm ID

66:338

Publisher

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