[D8436V], Letter from Giuseppe Colombo to Thomas Alva Edison, February 5th, 1884


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[D8436V], Letter from Giuseppe Colombo to Thomas Alva Edison, February 5th, 1884

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Quotes letter of 16th about having great interest in the transformation of the C Dynamos. Insull will have told you that then existing question between you and the committee has been arranged to our mutual satisfaction. Owing to this arrangement we have just sent to the Southwark Foundry the broken shaft and await the new oneh. Insull promised to send us more complete detailed drawings (or at least sketches). [TAE marg: "send drawings"] Discussion of the new three wire sytem and how could it be used in Milan. Discussion of Dynamos shipped and bobbins needed. TAE marg: "We find that it would pay to work the 3 wire in condition with the old wire system. We have the data here in the engineering department." Cabled you about quick delivery tubes and C machines; TAE marg: "I don't know about this." Station working well, etc etc. TAE marg: "write him and tell him that we are just finding out that the tendency is to have too many employees at the station and that he will be astonished to see how economically a large station can be run after is has been well established; cheaper men and less of them."




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