[D8416BNQ], Letter from Samuel Insull to William Symes Andrews, May 6th, 1884

Item

Abstract

Reply to 5/1/ “experiment tried by mr. Doubleday proves absolutely the main trouble at Shamokin is confined to the incapacity of the engineer they have, rather than to the incompleteness of our installation there. In my opinion it would be very dangerous to depend upon automatic regulators in central stations, as should same give out the probability would be that the whole of the lamps on the system would be broken before the engineer would have time to switch his automatic out and use his hand regulator.”##With relation to your suggestion to work the relay of an automatic regulator by the pointer of one our indicators, … we have tried the experiment, but it is not strong enough for this work.”

Date

1884-05-06

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8416BNQ

Folder Set

D8416

Title

[D8416BNQ], Letter from Samuel Insull to William Symes Andrews, May 6th, 1884

Microfilm ID

72:658

Publisher

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