[D8329ZAU], Letter from Charles Lorenzo Clarke to Samuel Insull, December 7th, 1883


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[D8329ZAU], Letter from Charles Lorenzo Clarke to Samuel Insull, December 7th, 1883

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Letterhead of Edison Electic Light # The pressure indicators in question were never recommended by me or through me by the Engineering Dept. The indicator was designed by me but TAE ordered them on his own responsibility. The engineering dept tried to embody all the conditions and instruments he wanted. He accepted the instruments, and ordered one dozen, He put them in use at Sunbury and Shamokin. If they were proved entirely unsatisfactory why were so many ordered. # TAE was all along aware of the difficulties which developed but continued to order them. According to the resolutions adopted when the standardizing committee was organized. No new practices are allowed with out there consent of the committee Latitude is allowed from the established rules when the sudden development requires it. The pressure indicator was never passed upon by the committee in any way and I disclaim any responsibility for myself ot he engineering dept represent by me. # This standardizing can also make the the Light co, responsible. The illumninating Co. as well as foreign companies that have met with analysis due to detects which have developed in plant furnished them ot constructed with the knowledge of the Light Co, can demand remuneration amounting to thousands of dollars. I do not see that your claim is any better than theirs.





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