[D8416BDQ], Letter from Samuel Insull to Western Edison Light Co, George Harrison Bliss, April 8th, 1884

Item

Abstract

re: your enquiry about the Edison-Hopkinson dynamo. "We prefer to call it the Hopkinson dynamo. Our reason for this, you will see on reading the following, which is an extract from a letter Mr. Edison has rcd from the Manager of the Edison & Swan Co, of LOndon: 'Many difficulties have arisen in connection with the so-called Edison Hopkinson dynamos. You are aware that the English Edison Company had made an agreement with Dr. Hopkinson for the use of his machines. We find that this machine is at present far from perfect and it is leading us into trouble. The machine as it now is cannot be relied on, and is not nearly so useful practically, as your own; but we are still bound by the agreement made by the Edison Company."

Date

1884-04-08

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8416BDQ

Folder Set

D8416

Title

[D8416BDQ], Letter from Samuel Insull to Western Edison Light Co, George Harrison Bliss, April 8th, 1884

Microfilm ID

72:368

Publisher

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