[D8325ZBK], Letter from Spencer Borden to Samuel Insull, July 17th, 1883


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[D8325ZBK], Letter from Spencer Borden to Samuel Insull, July 17th, 1883

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Please find enclosed critcism on the installation of the plant at the old Kentucky Wollen Mills # There is not a date or name on the memorandum; please have it dated and signed by the person who makes changes and return it. Because of lack of facilties for machinsists to do good work in Louisville, Mr. Richardson sent Mr. Paine the speeds of the shafting engine and asked to figure out the counter shafting and pulleys. Paine did this as a courtesy, but when he arrived in L'ville r he found the the speed of the pulleys all wrong and the mistake was made by Mr. Richardosn in the speed he sent him. Mr. Richardson could not wait for the new pulley and decided to figure out his own method. The clutch business is among the numbered changes and will have attention when thy are considered. The other item needing consideration is allegation that Paine sent three different connection of the dynamo of which none were any good. This is untrue---here's why. Goes through 8 numbered criticisms, concludes that the Kentucky Woolen Mills installation is a good one. Please see that TAE reads this memorandum





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